Your Home for Columbus Pet Dental Care
Pets give their owners plenty of things to worry about, from flea and tick concerns to vaccinations and wellness checks for systemic illnesses. But when you're going over your pet wellness agenda, don't leave your pet's dental needs off the list. A variety of injuries and ailments can affect an animal's teeth, gums, and oral cavity. That's why it's so nice that you can trust Georgesville Road Animal Hospital as your Columbus, Ohio source for pet dental care.
Dental Problems in Animals: What Owners Should Know
Your pet may not rack up the cavities as easily as the human members of your family seem to do, but many other dental conditions can pose threats to his well-being. Broken teeth merit concern; these injuries are not extremely painful for your pet, but they can also lead to infection of the tooth roots and abscesses of the jaw. The bacteria in a gum or tooth infection can sometimes travel to the vital organs, causing serious illness. Bacteria can also infiltrate your pet's mouth more gradually as they're attracted to tartar stuck on the teeth. Their presence sets off an inflammatory condition called periodontal disease -- which can eventually result in lost teeth. Oral cancer is yet another threat, one which can tragically go unnoticed until too late.
Preventative Care and Dental Treatments at Our Vet Clinic
Scheduling regular dental checkups at our vet clinic is one the smartest things you can do to help protect your pet's health. Any veterinarian on our four-practitioner team will be happy to use visual inspections, dental tools, and X-rays to check your pet's teeth while also scanning the oral cavity for any signs of cancer. We also perform teeth cleaning under anesthesia (to keep your pet calm and still). Our deep-cleaning techniques can remove even the toughest tartar buildup.
If your pet has a dental problem, our vet clinic has the solution. We can discuss surgery or other treatments for condition such as oral cancer or broken teeth. We can also prescribe painkilling, anti-inflammatory, or antibiotic medication as needed. If your pet has been suffering from periodontal disease, your veterinarian at our clinic may also recommend tartar-control foods, a tooth-brushing routine, and other home-based dental hygiene practices.
Schedule a Pet Dental Appointment at Georgesville Road Animal Hospital
The AVMA recommends annual dental exams for pets as a minimum, with more frequent exams for pets struggling with particular conditions. So start your favorite animal on the journey toward a life of dental health -- call Georgesville Road Animal Hospital at (614) 272-0162 to schedule a dental exam and cleaning!