Pet Dental Services in Yuba-Sutter
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Do you need dental care for your Pet?
Prevent (or eliminate) tooth decay, bad breath, plaque on teeth and bleeding gums.
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital provides quality dentistry for dogs and cats in the Yuba-Sutter area.
We Are Open 24/7 – Call us today at (530) 674-8670
Help Your Pet Live a Long, Healthy and Comfortable Life
Prevent Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Did you know that dental disease is the most common medical problem seen by veterinarians? Over 75% of dogs and cats older than 3 years of age exhibit some degree of dental disease. In the early stages this may seem like nothing more than the nuisance of “doggy breath” or “cat breath,” but if left unattended bacterial activity will progress to loss of tissues around the mouth as periodontal disease erodes gum and bone which support the teeth in their sockets. Teeth loosen and become painful when chewing, and in later stages will actually fall out. All breeds of dogs and cats are at risk of periodontal gum disease, but in smaller breeds with crowded teeth this process can move especially quickly. Dental disease can be associated with other health problems such as kidney and cardiac disease. Preventative home care with brushing and special foods and treats can help delay this progression, but there is no substitute for regular assessment and professional dental cleanings by a veterinarian.
Periodontal disease is very common, but it is only one of many dental problems pets may have. Teeth are often chipped, cracked or fractured deeply enough to affect the pulp or root canal, leading to pain and tooth root abscesses. Simple tooth wear and tear over time can lead to pulp exposure and similar problems. Cavities (dental caries) can also occur in pets, but fortunately they are not as common as they are in humans. The list of dental problems our pets can have is a very long one, and can affect the quality of their lives dramatically, as anyone who has ever had a toothache can confirm.
Dental hygiene is an important aspect of your pet’s medical care, but how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth?
Veterinary dentistry begins with a thorough examination of the mouth. Sedation and anesthesia are essential for an adequate evaluation, and for assessment of each tooth individually. Dental x-rays are often an important part of this process, and can reveal changes inside of the tooth and below the gumline which would otherwise be impossible to see. As in human dentistry, many decisions are based on information from these x-rays. At Northpointe, a dental evaluation and treatment is generally done as an outpatient procedure, with the patient being admitted in the morning, and ready to return home by late afternoon.
Help your pet live a long, healthy and comfortable life.
Northpointe Veterinary Hospital provides quality dental care for pets and animals in the Yuba-Sutter area. If you have questions about your pet’s dental health, please call Northpointe Veterinary Hospital at (530) 674-8670.
For Fast, Compassionate and Comprehensive Dental Care for Your Pet
Call Northpointe Veterinarian Hospital.