Pet Dental Care FAQs

Pet dental care is an integral part of maintaining your pet's overall health and wellness. When pets have healthy gums and teeth, they live healthier lives and often have longer lifespans. Here at Redlands Pet Clinic in Grand Junction, our veterinary team strongly encourages you to bring your pet into our clinic for routine dental care. Here are a few common questions patients have about pet dental care.


Why is pet dental care so important? 

Routine pet dental cleanings can prevent major dental problems from developing. Dental problems can cause pain, malnutrition, or multi-system organ damage in severe cases. In addition, other health issues can result from bacteria and toxins getting into your pet's bloodstream through the gums. 

How can a vet help with my pet's dental health?

Your vet clinic can help with your pet's dental health by conducting routine exams. Additionally, our veterinarian may recommend a dental cleaning to remove any tartar and plaque build-up on your pet's teeth. Routine visits with your vet can help diagnose early signs of gum disease and help provide treatment to reduce future complications associated with poor pet dental health. 

How can I tell if my pet has a dental problem?

Several signs can indicate that your pet is experiencing a dental problem. Some of these signs include:

  • Loose, discolored, broken, or missing teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Plaque and tartar build-up
  • Receding gum lines
  • Bleeding or pale gums
  • Lumps or bumps on the gums or around the mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty or refusal to eat

What does a vet look for during a dental exam? 

Our veterinarian looks for several conditions when conducting a pet dental exam. Common conditions we treat include periodontal diseases, infected or fractured teeth, and tumors or cysts in and around the mouth. 

Visit Our Vet Clinic in Grand Junction, CO for Dental Care

Call Redlands Pet Clinic in Grand Junction to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet. We are prepared to help you and your pet by treating any conditions he or she may be experiencing. Contact us today to learn more about how our dental care can benefit your pet. 


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