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Posted on 11-29-2017

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Pet Dental Exam Flower Mound

Has your veterinarian recommended a dental cleaning for your pet? If so, your pet probably has dental disease–most pets do. Dental disease is painful, but most pets continue to eat and show no signs of discomfort. A “dental cleaning” alone is not enough to manage the dental disease. cleaning, or removing the tartar from the tooth surface, is only one part of effective dental care. Your pet also needs a tooth-by-tooth evaluation and dental radiographs in order to find teeth that are fractured and/or infected.  A tooth-by-tooth evaluation should include probing each tooth for “pockets,” or areas where the gum has separated from the tooth root. Dental radiographs are the only way to evaluate what is occurring beneath the gum line. Your pet will need to be under general anesthesia for these procedures as he will not be as cooperative for the dentist as you are!  
      

Here are some important questions to ask your veterinarian to make sure you’re getting the best dental care for your pet.

  • Do you take dental x-rays?
    • If yes, is the x-ray unit a digital unit? (digital radiographs require less time under anesthesia)
    • If no, how do you check the health of the tooth roots and bone?
  • Does the doctor examine my pet’s mouth and probe every tooth?
  • Do you monitor blood pressure during anesthesia?
  • Who monitors the anesthesia? 
  • Do you use local anesthesia to numb my pet’s mouth?
  • Do you offer options for treating diseased teeth other than removing them?
Cleaning the teeth may temporarily help them look better, but your pet will continue to be in pain if the diseased teeth are not addressed. You may also notice that the foul mouth odor returns quickly after cleaning.  Remember–bad breath is not normal for pets! 

Schedule a pet dental exam in Flower Mound, TX today!

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