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Posted on 05-02-2018

Importance of Dental Care at Carol Stream Animal Hospital

When it comes to your pet's overall health, make sure that you are keeping a close eye on their dental health. Not only can certain dental problems develop but they can also lead to the development of other health conditions as well. This is why it’s important to bring your pet to a vet at least once a year to have their dental health assessed.

Kitten getting a dental exam.

Benefits of Taking Your Pet to a Vet for Dental Issues

When you take care of your pet's dental health, you greatly reduce the risk of other health conditions becoming a problem. For example, if your pet has a loose tooth while little, this could simply mean that a new tooth is coming in its place. If, however, your pet is an adult and has a loose tooth, this could be a sign of a more problematic issue, such as periodontal disease. With proper checkups, though, your pet's dental health can be in tip-top shape. 

What Can a Vet Screen For?

At Carol Stream, we provide dental examinations to screen pets for common pet dental conditions. When treating a pet for a dental service we provide anesthesia to better perform the procedure and reveal the health of a pet's teeth. Some of the dental conditions that our vet screens pet for include:

  • Plaque and tarter
  • Periodontal disease
  • Toothache
  • Systematic illness
  • Bad breath
  • Retained baby teeth
  • Stomatitis

Depending on the severity of the pet’s teeth some of these conditions may be in combination with others. Our veterinarian will provide all the necessary details and diagnosis before conducting any dental procedures.

Protect Your Pets Dental Health at Carol Stream Animal Hospital

The sooner we are able to identify any dental issues in your pet, the sooner you can have them appropriately addressed and prevent further health conditions from developing. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of taking care of your pet's dental health, make an appointment today at the Carol Stream Animal Hospital by calling 630-462-7888.

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