Cat's and dog's teeth play a vital role in their overall health. They need their teeth to ensure they get optimal nutrition to have energy and stay healthy. Tooth and gum pain can reduce your pet's quality of life. That is why at Cascade Veterinary Center, PS, in Marysville, WA, we provide both kitty dental and puppy dental services to prevent, detect and treat oral health problems.
Common Pet Dental Problems
Unlike in humans, cavities are not a common issue in pets. The most common pet dental issue that our veterinarians see is periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. This condition causes your pet's gums to become inflamed due to bacteria under the gum line. As the disease progresses, it starts to affect the jaw bone. At this point, cats and dogs may experience tooth loss.
Preventative Dental Services
Our veterinarians stress the importance of preventative puppy dental and kitty dental services, in particular, to prevent gum disease. This includes routine cleanings that thoroughly remove the plaque on your animal's teeth.
Our veterinarians may recommend your pet receives periodontal probing. During this procedure, we assess the depth of the pockets between your pet’s gums. The depth of the pockets determines the severity of the gum disease.
Our kitty dental and puppy dental services include treatment for gum disease to prevent tooth loss. With this treatment, the veterinarian cleans above and underneath the gum line to remove the plaque that contains bacteria. By doing so, we will reduce gum inflammation and prevent the disease from worsening and causing tooth loss.
Although it is uncommon for a cavity to occur, your pet may have a cavity that requires treatment. This treatment will consist of your pet receiving a filling. Pet dental treatments may also include tooth extractions in the event your pet has a damaged or severely decayed tooth.
Part of the treatment your pet receives includes pet owner education. We may suggest oral health treats and regular brushing to keep your pet's teeth clean at home. Our veterinarians will teach you how to properly brush your pet's teeth.
We provide a comprehensive pet dental service that includes all of the care your pet needs to keep its teeth and gums healthy. We stress the importance of routine cleanings and exams to prevent and address dental issues as soon as possible.
Contact Us for Pet Dental Care in Marysville, WA
Schedule a dental appointment for your furry friend at Cascade Veterinary Center, PS, in Marysville, WA. Call our team today at (360) 659-2323 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.