Dental Services for Sunnyvale / Santa Clara Area Pets
Treating Sunnyvale / Santa Clara Area Residents' Furry Friends
Dental disease is one of the most common diseases found in pets. Many people would not suspect this, but just as humans need to keep their teeth and gums clean, pets also require frequent dental cleanings. Dental diseases are classified as insidious diseases, which constantly work away at a slow rate to reduce your pet's health and lifespan. If left untreated, dental diseases can cause severe damage to vital organs, including:
It can also cause bad breath, excessive drooling, a decrease in appetite, oral pain, and/or poor behavior. Dental disease usually starts at low-grade gingivitis, which causes redness and swelling in the gum area. If you suspect that your animal is suffering from a dental disease, please contact our Sunnyvale animal dental clinic.
Dental Disease: A Silent Killer
Whether you can or cannot actually see tarter on your pet's teeth, they may be suffering from a bacterial infection under the gum line. Since it cannot be seen, many pet owners think their pets are healthy, but in reality, their pet's organ functions are slowly becoming compromised. To avoid dental diseases, start brushing your pet's teeth when they are young. There are certain types of pastes, treats, chews, and special foods that can help improve your pet's oral health, but brushing is always the best option. Giving your pet hard items to chew on-such as hooves, Nylabones, and hard plastic toys-can break your pet's teeth.
Bring Your Pet to Our Sunnyvale / Santa Clara Veterinarian
Our trained staff can identify potential dental problems your pet may have, as well as offer various types of treatment for said problems. For us to complete a thorough evaluation, we must utilize anesthesia. Due to improved anesthetic techniques, anesthesia is very safe because we have better support and monitoring while an animal is under anesthesia, as well as pre-anesthetic blood testing. When your pet is anesthetized, we will check their gums and teeth for abnormally deep pockets, receding gum lines, swollen gums, loose teeth, cavities, etc. Please
call our office
at (408) 241-4450 to schedule an appointment for your pet!