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Your San Diego Veterinarian Treats Common Dog Dental Problems

Your San Diego Veterinarian Treats Common Dog Dental Problems

Oral hygiene is an essential part of maintaining a dog's long-term health. The challenge is determining when to seek treatment for pet dental problems from a veterinarian in San Diego. At Tierrasanta Veterinary Hospital, we offer treatment for common dental concerns in your dog.

Loose Teeth

Loose teeth are not a problem for puppies, but it does suggest a complication in adult dogs. In adult dogs, a loose tooth may suggest damage to the tooth from trauma or an injury. A Tierrasanta vet addresses the underlying problem with the tooth by identifying the reason for the symptom.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a concern for any dog. If you notice bleeding gums, brown tartar on your dog's teeth or inflamed gums, then seek treatment from a veterinarian in San Diego. Gum disease may worsen without proper treatment and cause health complications over time.

Poor Tooth Alignment

Misaligned teeth, or poor alignment in a dog's teeth, may result in difficulties eating. When your dog seems to have difficulty eating or is clumsy when eating, you may need to consider treatment from a Tierrasanta vet. Pet dental problems related to alignment may require treatment to correct the underlying problems.

Treating Tooth Problems with a San Diego Veterinarian

Working with a San Diego veterinarian to address problems with your pet's teeth starts with regular exams and check-ups. A veterinarian evaluates your pet's teeth and then recommends a treatment plan based on the concerns that arise. We may suggest different treatments to reduce the impact of gum disease, tartar build up or genetic complications that may harm your pet. We also check for trauma or injuries to an animal's teeth that may cause pain to your dog. By working with a veterinarian, you limit the risk of long-term complications from your pet's teeth and jaws.

Oral health is an essential part of protecting your dog's long-term well-being because it prevents the risks to your pet from a loose tooth, trauma or bacterial growth. To learn more about our dental treatments or for an appointment, call 858-292-6116 today.

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