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:
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.
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: