Your pet's dental and oral health is incredibly important to their overall physical well-being. Problems with dental health and hygiene can quickly lead to pain, infections, and serious illness in your pet. It's important to get the help of a veterinarian and to conduct regular pet dental exams to help your pet overcome dental issues.
If your pet is suffering from dental issues, or if you simply want to prevent your pet from suffering from dental issues, contact Wheeling Animal Hospital in Wheeling, IL today! Our veterinarian is here to provide a wide range of pet dental care and regular animal care to keep your pet healthy and happy.
Does My Pet Need Pet Dental Care?
After your pet reaches one year old, it's recommended they visit an animal clinic and get a pet exam at least once a year. A comprehensive pet exam should include pet dental care, as well as physical exams. However, you should also take your vet to visit an animal clinic for pet dental care if you notice any issues with their oral health. These issues can include:
- Swelling of the gums
- Bleeding of the gums
- Teeth falling out
- Blood on chew toys
- Blood in their water bowl
- Blood on their food
- Inability to chew with one or both sides of the mouth
- Facial swelling
- Whining due to pain
- Changes in behavior
How a Veterinarian at Our Full Service Animal Hospital Can Help
Once you take your pet in for dental care, our veterinarian will determine if your pet is suffering from a dental issue or another health issue, such as certain cancers. Our veterinarian will do this by taking a close look inside your pet's mouth.
They can administer medications to fight infections, such as antibiotics, and recommend lifestyle changes such as brushing your dog’s teeth and changing their diet.
They can also offer dental cleanings to get rid of plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to periodontitis and gum disease. In addition, our veterinarian may also administer diagnostics testing and bloodwork to determine if your pet is suffering from a disease that is negatively impacting their oral health, such as an autoimmune disease.
Keep Your Pet's Teeth Healthy with Our Full Service Animal Hospital
Visit us for our veterinary services, including pet diagnostics, pet bloodwork, pet dental cleanings, and more. With help from our veterinarian, we'll help your pet gain their smile back, decrease pain, and improve their quality of life. Call us at Wheeling Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment at our animal clinic in Wheeling, IL, at (847) 520-7387.