Pet Dentistry in Berks County, PA
Oral Care Is Crucial to Long-Term Health
At Wyomissing Animal Hospital, we can’t stress enough how important it is that your pet has routine dental checkups. This is one of the most overlooked preventative measures of many pet parents, yet poor oral health can translate to poor overall health. Wyomissing Animal Hospital follows the American Animal Hospital Guidelines for dental guidelines. Our facilities include advanced general anesthesia monitoring, dental radiology, dental units with ultrasonic scalers and polishers, and detailed tooth assessment. In addition, our veterinarians have advanced training in oral surgery and extractions.
Reasons you should adhere to an annual dental visit schedule:
- Good dental care can add up to five years to your pet’s life
- Over 80% of dogs and over 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease by age three
- Poor dental care can lead to problems with their heart, liver, or kidneys
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Caused by the build-up of plaque and other bacteria in your pet’s mouth, periodontal disease can eventually lead to inflammation and bleeding of gums and possibly the loss of teeth. If not caught early on, the bacteria could affect other areas of their body and cause additional health problems.
Some signs your pet might have periodontal disease include:
- Bad breath
- Constant drooling
- Broken or loose teeth
- Pain inside of mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Inability to drink or eat
- Pawing at face
- Rubbing their face on the floor
With routine dental checkups at Wyomissing Animal Hospital, we can help prevent this disease and keep your pet stay healthy.
At-Home Preventative Care
Though routine visits to our hospital are very important, it’s just as important that you regularly care for your pet’s teeth at home. This includes regularly brushing your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth. Though it may seem tough at first, your pet will eventually get used to it and it will become easier. Our Berks County dental care team can provide you with tips and advice on oral care techniques.
If you have any questions about your pet’s dental care, don’t hesitate to contact our team.
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