Pet dental care is sometimes overlooked by pet owners, but it’s no less important than other forms of veterinary care. Pet dental care can protect your pet from infection and improve your pet’s quality of life. At Utah Veterinary Hospital, we’re your pet’s source for dental care in American Fork. Whether your pet needs a dental exam, pet dental cleaning or another form of dental treatment, we can help.
Symptoms of Pet Periodontal Disease
Knowing the symptoms of the animal periodontal disease can help you determine when your pet needs care.
- Bleeding gums
- Red, inflamed gums
- Loose, chipped or cracked teeth
- Missing teeth
- Difficulty eating
- Reluctance to eat
- Very bad breath
- Stains on the teeth and gums
When to See the Pet Dentist in American Fork
When they're very young, pets should have their teeth examined so the veterinarian can check for signs of periodontal disease, cavities, and other problems. Your pet's veterinarian can check your pet's teeth during his or her first few visits to the veterinarian.
By the time they are adults; most pets need to have their teeth cleaned once annually. Your pet’s veterinarian will make recommendations for cleaning and other treatment after examining your pet’s teeth. It's also important to bring your pet to the dentist when he or she shows signs of periodontal disease as described above.
What You Can Do for Your Pet’s Dental Health
Pet owners can take care of their pet’s teeth at home by brushing the enamel once a day. Use a pet formulated toothpaste and a tooth brush small enough to fit in your pet’s mouth.
Pet Dental Services Offered in American Fork, UT
At Utah Veterinary Hospital, we offer the following pet dental services to dogs and cats in our area:
- Pet dental examinations - We’ll look inside your pet’s mouth in search for signs of periodontal disease, plaque buildup and other signs that your pet needs dental treatment.
- Pet teeth cleaning - We’ll clean your pet’s teeth above and below the gum line. We’ll also polish the enamel to prevent food from sticking to the teeth when he or she eats. After teeth cleaning, your pet should have fresher breath and cleaner, more beautiful teeth!
- Cavity fillings - Cavity fillings are important for stopping the spread of tooth decay in your pet’s mouth. We perform cavity fillings safely and quickly for your pet.
- Tooth extractions - In some cases, a pet’s teeth can’t be saved. We perform tooth extractions to remove teeth that are infected and that cannot be treated or restored to their original condition.
Contact Our American Fork Veterinarian for more Information Today!
As your pet’s American Fork veterinarian, we offer a range of pet dental treatments for pets in our area. We recommend bringing your pet to see our pet dentist once per year to help fight off dental infection. To make an appointment for a dental cleaning or examination, contact us today at 801-692-1563.