Yearly dental check-ups and preventative measures play an important role in good oral health. Regular check-ups and routine dental care are important in maintaining your pet’s health. Your pet’s oral health is often the first line of defense in diagnosing and preventing illness and other health problems. O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital offers examination of teeth and gums, teeth cleaning, repair, extractions and other basic services, as well as instruction on home dental cleaning and care. Your O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital veterinarian might also request digital radiography (x-rays).
O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital can also handle dental problems that arise in between check-ups. Contact O’Neal Lane Pet Hospital if you notice a broken or loose tooth. Changes in chewing, appetite or behavior, reluctance to eat or play with toys, audible chattering of teeth when chewing, bleeding gums, swelling around the mouth, drooling, and unusual breath odor and, specifically for cats, improper or cessation of grooming, could be symptoms of oral pain, an abscess, or other conditions that need to be addressed.