Maintaining routine dental care is important for your pet's teeth as well as their overall health. Animal Medical Center recommends regular exams and cleaning from a qualified veterinarian beginning when your pets are young. We use progressive, safe ultrasonic scalers to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Our dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.
Neglected dental health can lead to the loss of teeth, abscesses, and the development of periodontal/gum disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease can have severe consequences on your pet’s overall health including an increased risk of organ damage, eye issues, jaw fractures, and oral cancer.
If you notice your pets illustrating the following symptoms, they may be suffering from dental disease and should be evaluated:
- • 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
Let the staff at Animal Medical Center provide dental care for your furry family member. Our service area includes Jackson, Mississippi and the surrounding communities.