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Our Chapel Hill and Durham animal dentistry services help keep your pet healthy. If your pet is more than 3 years old and has never had a dental check up, there is an 85% chance he or she suffers from periodontal disease. Bad breath and bleeding gums are just two possible symptoms. This condition is not only painful for your pet, but it can lead to serious infections that may spread to the heart, kidneys, liver and lungs! We provide dental checkups, cleanings and extractions when necessary, all of which will help improve your pet’s health and quality of life. We will also show you how to keep your pet’s teeth clean in between checkups at our animal clinic in Durham.
Many responsible pet owners are unaware of how critical pet dental care is, which is why so many pets suffer from dental problems. Every day, a new layer of bacteria (which thrives on saliva and food particles) builds a layer of plaque on the teeth. Daily brushing can remove the plaque buildup, but if left alone, this plaque hardens into tartar, which harbors more bacteria. This inflames the gums and can eventually cause structural damage to the teeth. If you are unsure of your pet’s dental health, or he or she has never had a dental checkup, call us for an appointment. Our veterinary hospital provides animal dentistry in Chapel Hill and Durham. According to the AAHA, pets should have their teeth checked and cleaned annually, but we can work with your to determine when cleanings are necessary.
Our animal clinic provides safe and effective pet dental care. Each pet is carefully screened prior to anesthesia, and constantly monitored during and after each procedure for safety. We evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums, then scale and clean the teeth, smoothing them to slow future plaque accumulation. If necessary, we can also extract damaged teeth and perform other necessary oral surgery procedures.
After your pet’s dental appointment in our veterinary hospital, we will show you how to start a daily dental hygiene regimen with him or her. (It is important to wait until after your pet’s dental check up to start this regimen so that we can advise you on your pet’s particular dental condition.) With persistence and an abundance of praise, your pet can be trained to accept daily teeth brushing. Start by training your pet to let you put your fingers in her mouth. Dip your finger in some broth and then rub the gums with it for the first few days. Eventually, you can add some pet toothpaste (not human toothpaste) and an especially-designed pet toothbrush. We can also recommend dental treats and water-bowl additives if necessary.
Even if you have always brushed your pet’s teeth, he or she still needs a yearly dental checkup. Please call us at (919) 490-2000 to schedule an appointment.
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