Dental Care

Crestline Pet Care supplies dental services including complete dental exams, dental radiographs, teeth cleaning, and extractions to pets in Mountain Brook, Birmingham, Irondale, Homewood, Vestavia, and the surrounding areas. Making sure that your pet receives regular dental care is the best way to avoid complications from dental disease and add years to the life of your pet.

Our veterinarians encourage pet owners to begin regular dental exams and cleanings when your pets are young to prevent the development of periodontal disease. Oral disease in pets begins with a buildup of plaque on the surface of the tooth and below the gum line. If not removed through regular care and cleaning, the bacteria in the plaque leads to inflammation of the gums, the destruction of supportive tissues and bone which results in red gums, bad breath, tooth loss, gum infection, and pain. Periodontal disease is also linked to liver and heart disease.

Routine check ups and cleanings from your veterinarian are key factors in keeping your pet healthy. Brushing your pet’s teeth in between cleanings and supplying them with oral hygiene chews are additional preventive measures.

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

Call Crestline Pet Care today to schedule a dental appointment for your pet.