Pet Dental Care

Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital

Pet Dental Care in Nixa, MO

You're a responsible pet owner - but do you keep a careful eye on your special companion's dental health? Pets can be burdened by dental problems and diseases just like humans.

Dental disease can be painful, inhibit proper nutrition, and lead to other serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are even noticeable. Regular dental check-ups at Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital, combined with good dental hygiene at home, can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being and help ensure the furry member of your family leads the best life possible.

Protecting Your Pet's Dental Health at Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Robertson and his staff believe the foundation of good dental care begins with a complete oral exam, followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

At our veterinary hospital, we provide dental care which includes:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Teeth cleanings, extraction and polishing

If we find any evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and recommend treatment options for your pet.

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In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

By ensuring your pet receives annual dental exams, you can prevent serious dental problems from developing. In between visits to your veterinarian at Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital, check your pet's teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. Brushing can dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments if done regularly.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a staff member for instructions. We are happy to help!

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Yellow-brown plaque crust on teeth, near the gum line
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating

Please call Cobblestone Veterinary Hospital today at (417) 725-2273 if your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms.