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Importance of Pet Dental Exams

Importance of Pet Dental Exams With a Coronado Veterinarian

Not all pet owners realize how important pet dental care is for their pet's health and well-being. At Coronado Veterinary Hospital in Coronado, CA, our veterinarians and team help pet owners in Imperial Beach, Bankers Hill, Little Italy and the surrounding San Diego communities care for their pets and their pets’ teeth. From tooth cleanings to tooth extractions, we provide all the services necessary to help your pet keep clean, healthy, teeth and gums.

dog having teeth brushed by Coronado veterinarian

Why Are Pet Dental Exams Necessary

There are many reasons that your pet should have regular pet dental exams, including:

  • Dental disease can cause bad breath. Pets with dental disease can experience halitosis, a condition caused by bacteria buildup in the mouth. This can have a negative impact on your relationship with your pet and make spending time with your pet less pleasant.

  • Pets get cavities too. Pets with bad oral hygiene get cavities just like humans. Cavities can lead to toothaches and pain for your pet.

  • Tooth infections lead to tooth extractions. In some cases, pets with infected teeth must have their teeth removed.

  • Dental disease can be uncomfortable for your pet. Pets with dental disease may find it difficult to each and chew, which can impact your pet's diet and amount of food consumed.

When to See Our Coronado Veterinarians

As a pet owner, it's important to recognize the signs of pet dental disease, including:

  • Red, inflamed gums

  • Bleeding gums

  • Cracked teeth

  • Missing teeth

  • Discolorations on the teeth and gums

Contact Us for Pet Dental Care

At Coronado Veterinary Hospital, we provide the pets of downtown San Diego, Banker's Hill, Little Italy and Imperial Beach with pet dental care. For teeth cleaning, tooth exams, tooth extractions, cavity fillings and more, we're your source for safe pet dental. In addition, we help pet owners take care of their pet's teeth, by providing consultations on tooth brushing and more. To make an appointment, contact us today!


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