Like people, pets need regular dental care to help protect them against dental issues that can damage their teeth and gums. If you live in Fairfax, Clifton, or Lorton, you can bring your kit or pup to Crosspointe Animal Hospital for the dental care services he needs. Here’s why oral health is so important to your pet.
Dental Issues in Pets
Pets are susceptible to numerous dental issues that can affect their overall health. These include loose and broken teeth, tooth discoloration, bleeding gums, abscesses, and periodontal disease.
Loose teeth, broken teeth, or tooth infections can make it difficult for your pet to eat, which can lead to weight loss and poor health. Periodontal disease can cause gum infections and tooth loss. If bacteria enter your pet’s bloodstream through his mouth, it can damage his organs. Routine pet dental checkups and cleanings from Dr. Jerry, your Fairfax/Clifton/Lorton veterinarian, can help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy to protect his overall health.
Pet Dental Care
We recommend your pet have annual dental checkups and cleanings to protect his oral health. At Crosspointe Animal Hospital, dental checkups and cleanings are performed under anesthesia to keep your pet still and pain-free during these procedures.
Dr. Jerry will examine your pet’s mouth, teeth and gums for signs of dental problems and disease. We’ll take x-rays, if necessary to check the roots of your pet’s teeth beneath the gum line, where periodontal disease is more likely to start.
Once our veterinarian has made a thorough evaluation of your pet’s teeth and gums, we will clean his teeth, which involves removing plaque and tartar and then polishing his teeth. If we discover dental issues that need to be treated during our exam, we will discuss them with you to ensure they’re taken care of speedily.
Our animal hospital is fully equipped to perform all manner of dental care services for your kit or pup, ranging from full dental x-rays to deep cleaning and tooth extractions. Dr. Jerry has ample experience in pet dental care and will ensure your pet gets the precise treatments he needs.
In addition to professional pet dental care, we recommend diligent home care. By your taking time to brush your pet’s teeth regularly and providing him with tartar-control snacks and toys that help protect his teeth, you can greatly improve his quality of life.
See Dr. Jerry from Crosspointe Animal Hospital for Quality Pet Dental Care
Through regular dental care, you can help preserve your pet’s teeth over the years. Good oral health can help your kit or pup live a healthier, happier life. To schedule an appointment for a dental exam and cleaning for your pet, contact Crosspointe Animal Hospital at 703-690-6600 today. We proudly serve pet owners in Fairfax, Clifton, Lorton, and the surrounding communities.