Pet Dentistry at Salina Veterinary Hospital in Salina, KS

Maintaining your pet’s oral health is crucial for their overall well-being. Studies reveal that a significant percentage of adult cats and dogs suffer from oral diseases, often without their owners realizing it. Common symptoms of dental issues in pets include bad breath, plaque buildup, excessive drooling, and sore or bleeding gums while eating or chewing.

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The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Similar to humans, pets require regular dental checkups to prevent and address dental problems. Dental care isn’t just about fresh breath. It’s essential for your pet’s overall health. Signs of dental disease in pets include bad breath, loose or missing teeth, discolored teeth, inflamed gums, difficulty eating, pawing at the mouth, and excessive drooling. If you observe any of these symptoms in your pet, it’s crucial to seek veterinary attention promptly.

When to Tell if Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Recognizing the signs indicating your pet needs dental care is vital for oral health. Symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Bad breath that persists despite regular oral hygiene
  • Loose, broken, or missing teeth
  • Discolored teeth (yellow or brown)
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Pawing at the mouth or face
  • Excessive drooling

If you notice any of these symptoms in your pet, scheduling a dental evaluation with our experienced veterinary team is essential.

Our Pet Dentistry Services

Salina Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive pet dentistry services to address your pet’s oral health needs. Our services include:

  • Professional Dental Cleanings: Thorough cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your pet’s teeth.
  • Dental Examinations: Comprehensive oral examinations to assess your pet’s dental health and detect any underlying issues.
  • Tooth Extractions: Surgical removal of damaged or diseased teeth to alleviate pain and prevent further complications.
  • Oral Surgery: Advanced dental procedures to address complex dental issues and restore oral health.
  • Dental Radiography: Diagnostic imaging to evaluate the health of your pet’s teeth, roots, and surrounding structures.

Benefits of Pet Dentistry

Investing in your pet’s dental health offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Overall Health: Preventing dental disease can help prevent complications that affect your pet’s overall health.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Addressing dental issues can alleviate pain and discomfort, allowing your pet to enjoy a better quality of life.
  • Long-Term Cost Savings: Regular dental care can help prevent costly dental procedures and treatments down the line.
  • Fresh Breath: Maintaining oral hygiene keeps your pet’s breath fresh and pleasant.

Schedule Your Pet’s Dental Consultation

At Salina Veterinary Hospital, we understand the importance of pet dental care in promoting your furry friend’s health and well-being. With our comprehensive pet dentistry services, we’re dedicated to helping your pet maintain a healthy smile for life. If you suspect your pet may need dental care or if it’s time for their next dental checkup, don’t hesitate to contact our team. Your pet’s dental health is our priority.