Clean teeth and healthy gums are just as important for your pet as they are for you. Without adequate care, your loved one’s mouth can become a haven for plaque, tartar and bacteria, which can eventually lead to a host of other, much more serious medical problems throughout your pet’s entire body. In fact, periodontal disease can even shorten the amount of time you get to share with your pet. Still, dental care remains one of the most often neglected components of animal health care.

Help your pet beat the odds by making a commitment to dentistry, both professional and at home, in between vet visits. Troy Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic offers full service, professional pet dentistry for both routine, preventative care as well as the advanced treatment and management of existing oral health problems.

Our hospital is outfitted with the most modern dental care equipment available, including ultrasonic scalers and digital Dental X-ray. Our team is experienced in performing routine procedures, from annual dental exams and cleanings to fluoride treatments and more. Should it be determined that your pet is already suffering from a dental problem, such as an abscess, gingivitis or dental disease, we are experienced and equipped to handle all of your dental care needs, up to and including oral surgery, if needed.

Lastly, but equally as important, we’ll foster the important role you play as a member of your pet’s dental care team. We’ll gladly offer support, advice and guidance on everything from proper home brushing techniques to certain commercial products that you can try to help your pet maintain strong teeth and healthy gums throughout the year. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s mouth a second thought, it’s never too late to start!

Some of the signs that your pet may be experiencing a problem with his or her teeth or gums include, but are not limited to:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Bad breath
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken or missing teeth
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area
  • Swelling of the cheek below the eye

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these signs or symptoms, give us a call right away and schedule a FREE dental exam. The sooner we can identify a problem, the sooner we can treat it and get it under control.

Clean teeth and healthy gums can play a critical role in your pet’s health and longevity. Let’s work together to help your animal friend enjoy a fresh, healthy mouth for life!