Dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health. Your pet's teeth require daily care to prevent plaque and tartar from building up, or complications like periodontal disease and infections in the mouth that can spread to other places in the body, like the heart, kidneys, and brain. To combat dental disease, our hospitals offer comprehensive oral examinations and treatments, complete with digital dental X-rays, in order to make sure no potential problem is overlooked. Our veterinarians also perform oral surgery, such as extracting teeth, when needed.
Dental disease is the most common condition diagnosed in adult cats and dogs. Symptoms may include bad breath, drooling, difficulty chewing or eating, or pawing at the mouth. Our veterinarians are happy to discuss options for caring for your pet's teeth. Routine dental care both at Pieper and at home is important to keep your pet healthy and pain free!