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Periodontal Disease in Pets

Periodontal disease affects pets as well as humans. In pets, however, it's not always as easy to tell if there's something wrong. After all, your pet can't always tell you if it's feeling poorly, and in many cases, symptoms of pet dental disease don't even show up until well after the problem has progressed. To maximize your pet's dental health and potentially prevent a dental problem before it starts, bring your pet to our Yarmouth vet team for a comprehensive pet dental exam. 

Periodontal disease in pets at Yarmouth Veterinary Center

Signs & Symptoms Of Pet Dental Disease

A problem with pet dental health can easily lead to problems with overall pet wellness--and may even impact life expectancy. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, call your vet right away:

  • Missing, loose, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Frequently dropping food, "chattering" of the jaw, or chewing food only on one side of the mouth
  • Loss of appetite or reluctance to eat
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity to being touched on the head or muzzle

These signs could indicate anything from tooth infection (abscess) to periodontal disease (gum disease). If left untreated, these diseases can lead to severe damage to your pet's jaw bones and/or a body-wide infection via the bloodstream. Not to mention, if your dog has such advanced pet dental disease, it's probably in a lot of pain. To relieve your pet's pain, our vet staff may prescribe medication, or we may offer you some at-home tips including rinses or supplements.

The Importance Of The Annual Pet Dental Exam--Yes, It Matters!

It's important to remember that just because you may not notice any unusual signs or symptoms, your pet's teeth and gums could be developing a problem. That's why our Yarmouth vet staff strongly recommends that you bring your cat or dog in to see us at least once a year for a comprehensive pet wellness exam and pet dental exam and cleaning. Our dental veterinarian team will carefully inspect and clean inside your pet's mouth, scaling away bacteria-loving plaque and assessing for any signs or symptoms of infection, broken or missing teeth, cysts, tumors, and other oral health problems.

Our vet staff can also give you some helpful tips and tricks on how to maintain your pet's dental health at home, including our recommendations for tooth brushing and vet-approved chew toys. 

Is Your Pet's Dental Health Something To Smile About? Rest Easy With Help From Our Yarmouth Vet Staff

If you live locally to Yarmouth, Freeport, Falmouth, Cumberland, Brunswick, Portland, Falmouth, Freeport, or Pownal and are looking for a veterinarian you can trust with your animal, then call or visit the Yarmouth Veterinary Center today. We're here to meet your pet's health needs, whatever they are! Call today and ask about our FREE first exam and 50% off a spay/neuter procedure for any dog or cat recently adopted from The Humane Society or another rescue organization! Call (207) 846-6515 we look forward to hearing from you!

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