Mokena Pet Dentistry
Pets can get cavities and gum disease, just like people. Taking care of your pet's dental hygiene can help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums, and can even improve your pet's quality of life. At Mokena Animal Clinic in Mokena IL, we proudly provide pet dentistry to help improve the lives of our pet patients.
Our Mokena Veterinarian Discusses the Symptoms of Pet Dental Disease
Being able to identify when your pet has dental disease and poor oral hygiene can help you get treatment for your pet. Some of the common symptoms of pet dental disease include:
- Spotted teeth or gums
- Very bad breath
- Loose teeth, missing teeth or cracked teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Bleeding gums
- Inflamed, red gum tissue
If your pet displays any of the above symptoms, take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible for a dental exam and treatment.
Your Source for Routine Pet Dental Examinations
At Mokena Animal Clinic, we help pets with the following dental services:
Routine pet dental examinations-Pet dental exams are important because they help us identify when your pet has cavities, infected teeth, gum disease and more. Your pet should get a dental exam at least once per year, especially when your pet gets older. If we determine that your pet needs dental care, we'll make recommendations for treatment.
Pet dental cleaning-During our pet dental cleaning services, we'll remove plaque from your pet's mouth and polish your pet's teeth. This will help your pet avoid cavities and will also help ensure that your pet's teeth stay cleaner for longer because polishing your pet's teeth can ensure that the food washes off of the enamel easily.
Cavity fillings-If your pet does get a cavity, our cavity filling services will help your pet avoid a tooth infection and a toothache.
Tooth extractions-If your pet needs to have an infected tooth extracted, we can perform this dental surgical procedure quickly and safely.
What You Can Do for Your Pet
In addition to providing the above pet dental care, we can help you take care of your pet's teeth at home. Below are some of the ways that we recommend pet owners care for their pet's teeth:
Tooth brushing-Your pet will need to be trained to accept tooth brushing. We recommend that pet owners use toothbrushes formulated for pet use, as well as toothpaste made to brush an animal's teeth.
Give your pet teeth-cleaning chew toys and snack foods-There are a variety of different toys and snacks available on the market that can help clean your pet's teeth.
Inspect your pet's teeth-Inspecting your pet's teeth on a regular basis can help you spot dental disease in its early stages.
Contact Your Mokena Veterinary Clinic
At Mokena Animal Clinic, we provide pets of Mokena with pet dentistry services. To find out more or make an appointment, contact us today at 708-479-2811.