At Spring Glen Veterinary Clinic, we take a preventive approach to dental health for our patients, which is why we recommend annual or bi-annual wellness exams. These exams allow us to determine if your pet is in need of dental care or not. With regular professional dental care, you can lower or even eliminate your pet’s risk of gum disease and other oral problems.
About Our Hamden Pet Dental Services
Our advanced pet dental services can both prevent and treat oral problems in both dogs and cats. They include:
- Ultrasonic teeth cleaning and polishing
- Dental X-rays*
- Tooth extractions
- Extensive dental procedures
*We perform all dental procedures under anesthesia for the safety of our patients, and we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work. We also use X-ray technology to view below the gum line, where most dental problems are found. As with all of our other services, we make your pet’s comfort and well-being our #1 priority, so you can have peace of mind during your pet’s dental treatment.
Symptoms of Pet Gum Disease
There are some symptoms that are linked to gum disease that are easy to detect, like chronic bad breath, but there are others that aren’t as obvious. By performing a “flip the lip” exam on your pet at home, you can be proactive about dental problems, and schedule a cleaning before any issues become serious. The following are some of the most common symptoms of gum disease in pets:
- Chronic bad breath
- Brownish yellow tartar buildup along gum line
- Gums that bleed easily
- Loose teeth
- Mouth sensitivity
If you’ve noticed any of these signs in your pet, or if you have any questions about our Hamden Pet dental services in Hamden, give us a call at 203-248-2104.