Pet Dental Care at Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center
Even the most domesticated of animals can sport some pretty impressive-looking teeth -- teeth that many of humans might envy. But appearances aren't everything where dental health is concerned. The best way to make certain your pet's teeth and mouth are in good shape are to give him access to top-quality evaluation and any necessary treatment. Here at Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, each veterinarian on our team can provide a lifetime of smile-saving dental care for Lafyaette & West Lafayette pets just like yours.
Even Healthy Mouths Benefit From Dental Care
A pet suffering from an obvious broken tooth, jaw injury, bleeding mouth or other oral problem is clearly in need of dental care. Pus, a foul smell from the mouth, refusal to eat, and signs of pain are other straightforward indicators that your pet needs to visit our veterinary clinic. But not all dental problems are readily apparent to owners. For example, oral cancer can grow to an advanced, even deadly stage before you might actually see signs of its development. Early-stage dental infections might be introducing dangerous bacteria into your pet without your being aware of it. Periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum condition prompted by plaque and tartar buildup, will afflict the majority of pets aged 3 or older -- but it can be prevented or minimized by a regular dental wellness routine.
Exams and Treatment From Your Lafayette & West Lafayette Veterinarian
The time to deal with a pet dental problem is before it can damage your pet's health and quality of life. Your Lafayette & West Lafayette veterinarian can accomplish this by administering pet dental exams on an annual or twice-yearly basis (depending on your pet's age and state of health). Our dental examinations include a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the head and jaw to catch even the most subtle signs of cancer, infection or bone damage. We also check the teeth carefully for signs of periodontal disease and performa professional cleaning under anesthesia to get rid of that built-up tartar. Our team can counsel you on additional preventative care you can perform at home between your pet's scheduled visits.
If your pet does display a dental problem, he's come to the right place for help. We can eliminate infections, treat gum disease, repair jaw injuries, extract hopelessly damaged teeth, and provide treatment for oral cancer.
Ready to Protect Your Pet's Dental and Oral Health? Contact Creekside Animal Wellness Center
It's up to you to protect your pet's dental and oral health by seeking the proper care at Creekside Animal Hospital and Wellness Center. Call (765) 742-0140 today!