Veterinary Dental Care
Terry Animal Hospital knows that ongoing preventative dental care is an important component of your pet’s ability to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Our complete oral assessment and treatment (C.O.H.A.T.) focuses on identifying and preventing periodontal disease, as well as, gingivitis. Once evaluated, we recommend dental prophylaxis when appropriate.
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The veterinary staff at Terry Animal Hospital will look for signs of oral and periodontal disease during the initial dental exam. Periodontal disease is a serious infection that can damage your pet’s teeth and gums, and even cause internal organ infection and additional health problems. Signs of oral disease include; swollen or inflamed gums, discolored teeth, evidence of tarter buildup, loose teeth, bad breath, and tumors.
Symptoms to Look For – As your pet continues to age we recommend keeping an eye out for the following symptoms of dental issues. If you do notice any of these symptoms call us for an appointment right away:
– Discomfort While Chewing – Irritated or Bleeding Gums – Difficulty Swallowing
– Worse than Normal Breath – Excessive drooling or Pawing at the Mouth
Additional Dental Procedures Available
- Complete Oral Health Assessment
- Prophylactic Cleaning of Teeth
- Periodontal Treatment
- Digital Radiography
- Oral Surgery
- Endodontic Treatment Including Root Canal Therapy
*all dental procedures are done under general anesthesia