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LINCOLN PARK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

3909 Fort Street • Lincoln Park, MI 48146

(313) 389-2222

Pet Dental Care at Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital

Pet Dental Care

Dental care is an important fundamental component of your pet’s health. With regular cleanings and at-home dental care, you can prevent plaque and tartar build-up on your pet's teeth, and prevent the onset of periodontal disease. At Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital, we offer professional dental examination for your pet during his or her annual wellness exam. If needed professional dental care services can be scheduled at a convenient time. These services include:

  • A thorough tooth examination to check for mobility or fractures
  • A complete ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar
  • A complete root planning to help prevent periodontal disease
  • A check for pockets and their depth and treatment if needed
  • Polishing with a special paste to smooth the tooth enamel
  • X-rays to examine the teeth, roots, and bone when needed

The Importance of At-Home Dental Care

At-home dental care should continue even after your pet has their teeth professionally cleaned. Brushing your pet’s teeth on a daily basis will help reduce plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, can progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. If left untreated, periodontitis will eventually loosen and destroy the teeth with the potential for bone loss. Infections under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys, and heart. Our veterinarians can provide you with advice and walk you through the various ways you can help care for your dog or cat’s teeth at home.

Symptoms Dental Disease

Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases:

  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth

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Serving Lincoln Park MI, Southgate MI, Wyandotte MI, Allen Park MI, Taylor MI, Melvindale MI, River Rouge MI, Dearborn MI, LaSalle Ontario, Windsor Ontario, Detroit MI, and surrounding areas
3909 Fort Street • Lincoln Park, MI 48146
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