Among the services we provide at the Veterinary Medical Clinic of Ocean Springs is veterinary dentistry. Our staff, including Dr. Angela Christodoulou, MS, can help ensure that your pet's dental hygiene is up to par and help with dental emergencies as well.
Your Pet's Dental Health Matters
You know how important it is to see your own dentist regularly. When it comes to your pets, dental care is just as important for their teeth as it is for yours. Some vets specialize in veterinary dentistry. They can help diagnose broken roots and teeth, broken teeth and roots, oral infections, misaligned teeth, palate defects, and even a broken jaw, many of which can cause discomfort or even make it difficult for your pet to eat and receive proper nutrition. Periodontal disease is especially important to detect as it can impact your pet's other organs as it progresses.
Pet dentistry differs from the dentist appointments you may be familiar with because much of the work is performed under your pet's gumline. This means that these appointments require anesthesia so that your pet will be calm and still during the procedure. Routine dental maintenance and repairs can improve your pet's dental health for years to come and prevent more serious dental issues in the future.
It's all too easy to forget about your pets’ dental needs while taking care of their daily needs. However, your veterinarian can do routine dental checks and cleanings during your pets’ regular health checks to make it more convenient for you. These appointments also provide your vet the opportunity to suggest actions you can take at home to promote your pet's oral health.
Emergency Dental Care
Remember that pet dental care is about more than just routine cleanings, though. Injuries may require extractions or repair. Because accidents happen, it's important to have a qualified veterinarian who can mitigate or even correct damage, refusing to eat, pain or spelling around the mouth, or bleeding. You may also want to schedule a dental appointment for your pet if you notice symptoms such as bad breath, drooling, extra teeth, teeth that are broken, and inability to chew properly. Dental concerns may also cause your pets to become irritable or experience other changes in behavior.
The sooner you can have your pets evaluated and treated for dental concerns, the better. Many of these issues may worsen without immediate care from a veterinarian.
Schedule a Dental Appointment for Your Pets Today
Whether you have a new pet, your pet needs routine dental care, or has a dental emergency, Veterinary Medical Clinic of Ocean Springs is here to help!