Pet Dentistry in Jacksonville
Keep Your Pet’s Smile Healthy
Clean teeth and healthy gums are essential to your pet's overall health. Infections are more common in the mouth because they can go undetected for long periods of time. At Onslow Animal Hospital, our veterinary staff regularly performs oral exams, cleanings, and periodontal care as part of our comprehensive health care goals. Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart, and liver. With our help, your pet’s smile will be sparkling and healthy for many years to come.
Professional Dental Solutions for Stinky Pet Breath
Dental disease is the number one disease affecting cats and dogs. It can go unnoticed and untreated for a long time, even by the most attentive of pet parents. If you pet is struggling with dental disease, also called periodontal disease,
If you pet is experiencing any of the following signs of dental problems, give our team a call to schedule an appointment right away:
- Bad breath is one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
Any of the above symptoms can indicate that your pet is struggling with periodontal disease. When you notice these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our team as soon as possible. The faster we can treat dental disease, the better.
Periodontal disease in pets looks very similar to dental disease in humans. Both are caused by a build up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque, a bacteria, hardens when it dies, leaving a film on the teeth that can be difficult for pets to dislodge on their own. Special treats and toys can help limit the amount of build up on the teeth, but, like humans, brushing is the best way to deter plaque accumulation. As more plaque builds up on the surface of your pet’s teeth, it can begin to move below the gum line, where it can cause infection and, if left untreated, permanent damage to your pet’s jaw.
Our veterinary team can help. We offer dental cleaning services to get your pet smiling again. We put your pet under general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical suite and cleanse your pet’s teeth of stubborn plaque. At Onslow Animal Hospital, we take your pet’s oral health seriously.
“All of the staff were caring and compassionate, they made me feel comfortable leaving him in their care and seemed to love him as their own.”- Taylor B.
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“Had to take my dog to Jacksonville 's Emergency Clinic and Dr. Seegog was the Vet that treated him. He was so so caring and knowledgeable. I was so impressed I am using him as my Vet.”- Ruth M.