Clean Up Your Pet’s Health with Dental Care

Clean teeth and healthy pink gums are primary indicators of excellent overall health in pets. Like us, our pets need routine dental care to clear away tartar buildup and disease-causing bacteria. Our low-cost pet dental care services in Chicago Heights coupled with a daily at-home dental routine are your pet’s best bet for a consistently healthy mouth.

Does your pet have noticeably bad breath? This is usually the first sign of an oral problem, which can eventually develop into gingivitis or even gum disease. One of our veterinarians can examine your pet and offer suggestions to improve their health.

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What We Can Do

South Suburban Low-Cost Veterinary Services offers complete, professional pet dental care to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy. We perform many of our services while our patients are under anesthesia, as this guarantees a safer, more comfortable procedure for your pet. Furthermore, a thorough dental exam and cleaning are only possible when your pet is under anesthesia. The services we can provide include:

  • Complete dental cleanings that involve scaling each individual tooth to remove tartar buildup from above and below the gum line
  • Polishing the teeth to smooth surfaces and prevent the buildup of tartar
  • Tooth extractions for the treatment of loose and/or damaged teeth

The goal of our professional dental cleanings is to eliminate harmful bacteria, treat any existing infections and prevent future issues. During your pet’s procedure, we will chart our findings and offer recommendations for their ongoing dental care.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common condition among cats and dogs that can develop in pets as young as three years old, according to the American Veterinary Dental College. Poor oral hygiene is the primary cause due to these factors:

  • Plaque and tartar continue to build up on the teeth, eventually hardening into calculus and spreading under the gum line
  • Bacteria attack the tooth roots and surrounding tissue, causing painful inflammation
  • In severe cases, this bacteria may be able to enter your pet’s bloodstream and affect the heart, liver, and kidneys

Pets with gum disease often experience considerable pain, difficulty eating, and may lose most or all of their teeth. Don’t let gum disease become a life-altering problem for your pet–contact us today at (708) 320-0977 for more information!