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Pet Dental Care in Fairfield, CA

If your teeth were sore or your gums were inflamed and bleeding, you wouldn’t hesitate to see a dentist. Your pet, unfortunately, cannot express the same pain and discomfort to you verbally, but they do show it in other ways. For instance, they may not eat, they may be more aggressive, or they may have bad breath.

Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve had a cavity before, or perhaps a buildup of plaque and tartar. Did you know your pets can have these oral health conditions as well, including more advanced ones like oral cancer and periodontal disease?

That’s why pet dental care from a veterinarian in Fairfield CA like Sunset Animal Hospital is so necessary.

dog holding a tooth brush

Why Do Pets Need Teeth Cleanings?

Pets need teeth cleanings for the same reasons us people do: to keep teeth clean and to ward off diseases. You can clean your pet’s teeth yourself at home with a toothbrush if you’re comfortable doing so. Of course, if you’re not, you can always bring them to your local vet in Fairfield.

Conditions that can worsen your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral health are:

  • Oral cancers
  • Abscesses
  • Toothaches
  • Worn down, broken down, or cracked teeth
  • Periodontal disease, a condition in which a buildup of plaque gives way to a bacterial infection; this condition can lead to trouble with the heart and liver and thus must be treated immediately

What a Veterinarian Will Check for During a Dental Appointment

When you bring your pet to Sunset Animal Hospital for a dental appointment, we will do more than simply clean your cat or dog’s teeth. We will also run diagnostic testing like x-rays to detect the first signs of oral health conditions. If your pet needs advanced dental treatment, we can take care of this as well. This does include dental surgery. Our preventative procedures will make sure your pets don’t have further uncomfortable oral health conditions.

It’s crucial you take care of your pet’s oral hygiene as much as your own. By doing so, you can ensure that your pet enjoys a long life.

About Sunset Animal Hospital, Your Animal Hospital in Fairfield

If you need pet teeth cleaning and other pet dental care in Fairfield, come to us at Sunset Animal Hospital. As your veterinarian in Fairfield, we also administer other services, such as pet wellness exams, vaccinations, pet surgery, pet parasite prevention, pet boarding, and international microchipping.

To set up an appointment with any of our veterinarians today, call 707-425-4050 or visit us at Sunset Animal Hospital on 1239 Western Street.