Pet Dental Care FAQs

Your pet’s oral health is a pivotal component of his lifelong wellness. If the mouth is not cleaned regularly, oral disease can develop and affect vital organs. Since dental care is imperative to a pet’s life, it is our mission at Northwood Veterinary Hospital to offer prominent treatment so that health complications do not arise. To book a dental cleaning session for your furry companion, contact the vet staff at our animal hospital in Northwood, NH.

Pet Dental Care FAQs

Why Your Animal Needs Pet Dental Care

Animals rely on their teeth for a variety of reasons such as communicating, eating, and picking objects up teeth are not cleaned, just like humans, they can become damaged or diseased. Letting this happen can spread to the vital organs quickly and create many health complications for your pet, such as heart disease. Also, unaddressed oral problems can result in tooth loss, bleeding in the mouth, bad breath, and oral pain. For this reason, our vet strongly recommends pet owners to take their furry animals’ health seriously and make regular veterinary appointments.

What Does A Dental Cleaning Session Entail?

Our pet dentistry services are similar to ones offered for humans, such as:

  • An examination of the mouth, teeth, and gums
  • X-rays of the teeth
  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Brushing of the teeth and flossing
  • Teeth filling, if needed
  • Tooth extraction, if needed
  • Repair of teeth, if cavities are excessive

Signs Your Pet Needs Oral Care

While our veterinarian recommends your pet receive a dental examination every six months or once a year, if any of the following signs appear before his next appointment, please don't hesitate to contact our animal hospital and receive immediate treatment:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose or chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are yellowed or covered in tartar
  • Pain in and around your pet's mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in areas around the mouth
  • Extra teeth that cause problems with chewing or biting down
  • Reduced appetite or a refusal to eat
  • Abnormal drooling or dropping food from the mouth

More often than not, your pet will become irritable when his teeth hurt. Oral problems can change an animal’s behavior in many ways. Therefore, we encourage you to seek treatment at our animal hospital should he suffer from any of the above symptoms.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Northwood, NH

Call Northwood Veterinary Hospital today at (603) 942-8368 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. 


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If you have an Emergency with your pet during our open hours, please call 603-942-8368 and be prepared to bring your pet in immediately. If you need to have emergency medical attention when we are closed, please call CAVES in Concord at 603- 227-1199 or Port City in Portsmouth at 603-433-0056. Both hospitals will keep us up to date on your pet’s care so we can coordinate treatment, if needed.

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