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Oral Health Checkups
A pet's mouth has to do a lot of work, not just during mealtimes but also holding and carrying objects. The last thing your pet needs is for an injury, infection or disease to make this part of the anatomy difficult, painful or even impossible to use efficiently. The best way to make certain that all is well in your pet's mouth is by scheduling regular oral health checkups. Here at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals, our veterinary team is more than happy to administer these evaluations and advise you on treatments, cleanings and home care.
Pets face a great many potential threats to their oral well being, any of which can seriously reduce their quality of life. These may include:
Oral health checkups are a wise precaution for catching any problems in your pet's mouth in their early stages so they can bet treated and resolved right away. Our veterinary team typically urges annual checkups for most healthy adult animals; senior pets or certain breeds who are especially to dental issues may benefit from more frequent exams. We perform these checkups under sedation so your pet will remain still, calm and cooperative throughout. X-rays, visual inspections and dental tools enable us to identify cavities, tumors, injuries, gum disease and other problems. We also administer deep cleanings to remove tartar and discourage bacterial accumulation.
Oral health checkups are also an ideal way to obtain veterinary advice on how to care for your pet's mouth between appointments. We can teach you how to inspect your pet's mouth, brush your pet's teeth and choose the right tartar-control foods. Contact us today to schedule an oral health checkup for your Lynwood, Montebello or East Los Angeles pet at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals!