George County Veterinary Clinic offers routine cleaning, and tooth extractions for pet owners in Lucedale, Mississippi and the surrounding areas in George County. Our experienced veterinarians recommend initiating regular dental cleanings and exams when your pets are young to prevent the development of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease in pets begins with bacteria in the mouth that harden and form plaque that adhere to teeth. If not removed during routine checkups and cleanings, these bacteria will accumulate, harden into tartar, and can lead to the development of periodontal disease. Once periodontal disease is established, the constant exposure to bacteria can potentially cause damage to major organs of the body such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.
It’s a fact that regular dental visits, brushing your pet’s teeth in between cleanings, and supplying pets with oral hygiene chews are all preventive measures that will help keep your pets healthy and can add years to their lives.
If you notice the following symptoms with your pets, they may be suffering from periodontal disease and should be evaluated.
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Bad breath
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Broken or loose teeth
- Gum recession and/or gum swelling
- Pain in or around the mouth
- Pawing at the face or mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Swelling of the face
- Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Weight loss
Call George County Veterinary Clinic today to schedule an appointment for your pet’s dental care.