Pet Dentistry From Our San Jose Veterinary Team
At Alum Rock Animal Hospital, our San Jose veterinary team is happy to offer pet dentistry as one of our many services. When was the last time your pet received a dental exam and/or cleaning? If it's been more than a couple of years, now is a great time to schedule your pet dental care appointment with our experienced team.
The Importance of Pet Dental Care
Why is pet dental care so important, anyway? Just as with humans, pets can experience painful dental problems such as decay and cavities when they don't receive regular dental care and cleanings. Over time, plaque and other build-up can accumulate around and even underneath your pet's gum line, which can lead to decay, irritation, and even infection in the gums. In severe cases, this can lead to gum disease, where pockets of bacteria from underneath the gums and cause severe tenderness, bleeding gums, and can even lead to permanent tooth loss. By having your pet's teeth routinely examined and cleaned, you can save your pet from painful dental and oral health issues down the road. Not to mention, your pet will have better breath!
How Our Veterinary Team Can Help
At Alum Rock Animal Hospital, our veterinary team offers a wide range of pet dentistry services to suit your pet's needs. Routine exams, X-rays, and cleanings are an important service that we offer as a means of preventative care, and we generally recommended these about once a year for most pets. In addition to preventative services, we also offer screenings for serious oral health problems, such as gingivitis and even gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). Furthermore, if your pet has tooth decay that needs to be addressed, we can perform fillings and other services (such as extractions and even treatments for abscesses) right here in our office. Ultimately, our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your pet's dental health needs.
Common Pet Dental Problems
Unfortunately, we see a number of common pet dental problems in our office on a regular basis. This is especially true of pets who do not receive routine dental care either in our office, at home, or both. Tooth decay is one of the most common issues we see, though gum disease is also very common in pets over the age of 3. All too often, these dental issues cause pets a great deal of pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, because pets are often unable to communicate this pain, pets can suffer for months or even years before an issue is diagnosed and the proper treatment is administered.
Schedule Animal Dental Care San Jose Today
Be proactive with your pet's oral health by scheduling animal dental care San Jose with Alum Rock Animal Hospital. You can reach our office to request your pet's appointment or find out more by calling (408) 258-2735. We look forward to serving your pet with the highest standard of care.