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The Importance of Regular Pet Dental Exams with our Summerfield Vets

The better you take care of your teeth, the better your teeth will be able to take care of you. A cliché like that may be motivation enough to get you to make dentist appointments for yourself and the rest of your family. But what about the faithful family dog or cat? Are you honoring your pet’s position in the family by bringing it in for regular dental screenings too? Find out why having regularly schedule pet dental visits with our veterinarians in Summerfield is necessary for your pet’s overall health.

Why Is Pet Dental Health Important?

Pet dental health is crucial. A pet with mouth problems may cause your pet to stop eating (growing weaker with a greater possibility to become sick as a result). As we see, an unhealthy mouth can lead to a generally an unhealthy animal so to protect the health of your pet, our vet will make a thorough examination of their teeth. Our vet will perform a screening of your pet’s teeth for signs of illness, cuts, swelling and any breaks or fractures and from here, aware you of the steps needed to bring your pet’s teeth back to health.

Possible Issues That Should Be Addressed With a Pet Dental Exam

A range of common dental problems can befall your pet, including:

  • Broken tooth
  • Missing tooth
  • Abscess
  • Oral cancer
  • Fractured jaw

How a Veterinarian Can Help With Pet Dental Problems

Our veterinarian provides regular oral maintenance during each visit. During exams, we check for all types of oral health problems listed above. Catching problems when they are still small makes them easier to treat and helps preserve your pet’s health. We also clean the teeth and will show you how to brush the animal’s teeth in between appointments.

Bring Your Pet to our Summerfield Veterinarians for Pet Dental Exams

We are a veterinary hospital that serves pet owners from Summerfield, Greensboro, and all of Guilford and Rockingham counties. If you would like to learn more about our pet dental health services or if you are ready now to book an appointment for your animal companion, get in touch with The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt today. Contact our Summerfield veterinarians by calling (336) 643-2229.

Do you brush your pet’s teeth at home on a regular basis? Please tell us what efforts you make into promoting healthy teeth in your animal companion in the comments section.


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