Dentistry FAQs

Dental care is an important aspect of the health and vitality of your pet. At Eastside Animal Hospital in Pleasant Ridge, OH, we provide dental care in addition to a variety of other veterinary services. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for pets and their owners. We also serve Cincinnati, Golf Manor, Amberley, Norwood, Hyde Park, Madeira, Kenwood, and Oakley, OH. Here are some commonly asked questions about pet dental care.

Dentistry FAQs

How Do I Know if My Pet Has Dental Issues?

It's easy to overlook dental complications with your pet. A lot of dental issues are gradual, and many owners contribute their dog's behaviors to age or other complications. Signs like difficulty eating, lethargy, bad breath, and loose teeth can indicate dental issues. It's beneficial to your pet to have regular exams and cleanings about twice per year to address and treat dental concerns. Our veterinarian will find any problems and prevent them from getting worse. 

What Should I Do About My Pet's Bad Breath?

Bad breath is usually an indication of an infection. Pets with inflammation are usually treated with deep teeth cleaning and polishing. Our vet will also give you a detailed at-home preventative maintenance plan. Severe cases may require a tooth extraction, but only if it is the last option.

What Are Some Common Pet Dental Issues?

Pets can suffer from a range of oral health issues. A common one is periodontal disease. This occurs when plaque builds up and causes a bacterial infection. Pets can also develop gingivitis, swollen gums, and tartar buildup. Dental issues can lead to loss of teeth, and infections can enter the bloodstream and damage organs.

Does My Pet Need Anesthesia?

During a teeth cleaning, your pet will undergo anesthesia. This allows our vet to perform the cleaning without stressing or scaring your pet. It is also safer since your pet is not moving around. The risks of anesthesia are low, and the risk is well worth the reward for your pet.

Visit Our Veterinarian in Pleasant Ridge, OH for Pet Dentistry Services

At Eastside Animal Hospital, we are available to answer all of your questions related to your pet's dental care. We serve Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, Golf Manor, Amberley, Norwood, Hyde Park, Madeira, Kenwood, and Oakley, OH. Our vet will ensure that your pet’s teeth and mouth are healthy. Call us today to book your pet's dental appointment. 

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