Dental Care

Just as with humans, pets need to have clean teeth and good dental health to be healthy. Dental health affects overall health in several ways, so it's important to get your pet dental care when it's needed. Teeth cleaning sessions from a veterinarian can make a big difference in your pet’s health. If it has been a while since your furry friend’s last dental check-up, contact Westside Animal Hospital in Augusta to book an appointment with Dr. Hawkins. Let’s look at a few ways dental care keeps your pet healthy.

Dental Pain

When your pet's teeth aren't cleaned, it can cause a host of dental problems, including dental decay. Dental decay can infect teeth and cause a lot of painful problems. Dental disease can be a very serious health issue that causes your pet a lot of unnecessary pain. When your pet's teeth and gums are cleaned regularly, you can prevent plaque from building up on the teeth and causing decay. Decay that is left unchecked will cause more pain for your pet.

Serious Infections

When a pet gets an oral infection, it can cause the gums to become loose around the teeth. This can cause a lot of issues and one of them is letting bacteria get into those spaces and then into the bloodstream. These bacterial infections can cause serious illnesses and organ damage. The bacteria can get into the liver, kidneys, and even the heart to cause damage to all of these organs. With regular teeth cleaning sessions, you can prevent these health issues.

Tooth Loss

When the gums become diseased, it can lead to the gums pulling away from your pet’s teeth and the teeth become loose. They can then fall out. Your pet will have a much harder time eating with missing teeth. A pet dental cleaning can help your pet keep their teeth for easier meal times.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Augusta, GA

Your pet's oral health is important and it will need dental cleanings to help maintain that health. If you have concerns about your dog or cat’s oral health and live in or around Augusta, contact Westside Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hawkins. Call our team today at (706) 738-4589 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Wednesday

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Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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