Peoria Pet Dental Care

pet dentists, peoria

Keep Your Pet's Mouth Healthy for Lifelong Wellness

Pets have dental diseases and problems just like humans do. Regular veterinary dental check-ups at All Pets Animal Hospital, combined with good dental hygiene at home, can increase your pet's health, vitality and well-being.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. For those reasons, the veterinary team at All Pets Animal Hospital strongly considers dental care an important piece of your dog's or cat's preventive health care program.

Protecting Your Pet's Dental Health at All Pets Animal Hospital

Your veterinarians believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

A dental procedure at the hospital includes:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • X-rays
  • Supra and subgingival scaling using an ultrasonic scaler
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation

Should we find any issues—such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup—we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and are capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.

pet dentists, peoria

In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at 6 months of age, and then annually. In between visits to your Peoria veterinarian at All Pets Animal Hospital, check your pet's teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a staff member at All Pets Animal Hospital for instructions.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath—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