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Pet Dental Care Questions

When it comes to taking care of your pet, oral health and dental care are important. Pet wellness and dental care includes nutrition, teeth cleaning, veterinary care, and more. As a responsible pet owner, it is up to you to make sure that your pet has good dental hygiene. At Animal Hospital of West Nashville in Nashville, TN, our veterinarian offers a variety of dental services to ensure that your pet’s mouth stays healthy. Here are some common questions about pet dental care.

What are the causes of pet dental diseases?

Bacteria in your pet's mouth are the main culprit when it comes to pet dental diseases. The bacteria form plaque, which hardens into tartar and can get below the gum line. This causes irritation to the gums and may lead to an infection. This can lead to tooth loss if it is allowed to go untreated.

What is the best treatment for pet periodontal disease?

Once tartar has formed on your pet's teeth and has irritated the gums, the only way to improve the condition is to have a professional cleaning. Our vet provides teeth cleanings at our facility and uses general anesthesia.

Should I brush my pet’s teeth?

Although your pet needs routine teeth cleanings with our veterinarian, you should also care for your pet’s teeth at home. Our vet will guide you on how to do this. You will need a toothbrush and toothpaste made specially for pets.

What are the signs of pet dental disease?

You may notice that your pet has terrible breath. This may be a sign of periodontal disease. Other signs include loose or lost teeth and inflamed gums. Your pet may not want to chew on things because its teeth hurt. If you notice any blood in your pet’s water or in its saliva, it's time to contact our veterinarian to discuss your pet’s oral health.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Nashville, TN for Pet Dental Care

Caring for your pet’s teeth is an important part of pet health. At Animal Hospital of West Nashville in Nashville, TN, our veterinarian will care for your pet’s oral health. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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