Smith County Animal Clinic provides dental care services including cleaning, polishing, and overall assessment as well as extractions, and recommendations for at-home dental care.
Believe it or not, pets need to have their teeth checked and cleaned regularly just like people do. They also will develop tartar and plaque deposits on their teeth if they do not receive routine care from a qualified professional. Most pet owners are not aware that with regular cleaning, polishing, and check-ups, as well as following good oral hygiene habits at home, you can typically extend the life of your pet by several years.
Neglecting your pet’s oral hygiene can lead to periodontal disease involving problems with teeth and gums. Once periodontal disease is established, the constant exposure to these bacteria can potentially cause damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys.
If you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following conditions, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a dental care appointment:
- 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
Smith County Animal Clinic offers dental services to Carthage, Gainesboro, Cookeville, Algood, Celina, and the surrounding areas of Tennessee.