Dr. Jean Fromm is an experienced veterinarian serving in the Grand Junction, CO area with comprehensive pet care. Dental services are provided for your pet to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Here at our facility, we provide a full range of pet dental services for your furry companion.
Preventative Dental Needs
Periodontal disease is something all pet owners should be aware of. It can be painful, and if left untreated it can cause bleeding to the gums or even the need for tooth extractions. Bacteria in the gums can also get into the bloodstream and cause damage to major organs like the heart, liver, and kidneys. Making an appointment for routine veterinary dental care prevents potential issues from getting worse.
Pet Dental Cleaning
Dental cleaning services for your pet begin with an exam and then cleaning. During this time, our veterinarian will use a scaling instrument to remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth. Focusing along the gumline helps prevent bacteria buildup that compromises your pet’s oral health. Your pet is safely put under anesthesia so we can help perform a thorough exam and cleaning.
Just like humans, an x-ray of your pet’s teeth allows us to get a closer look. The purpose is to identify potential issues that are hard to detect with the human eye. Many times, dental diseases are more easily diagnosed once we have examined the X-ray. Should we discover a problem, we will discuss with you a treatment plan moving forward.
Pet Dental Services We Provide
We want to be your preferred location for all your pet’s dental care needs, which include:
- Comprehensive oral exam and cleaning performed under a general anesthesia
- Screening and treatment of periodontal disease
- Tooth extractions, cavities, and abscesses
Promoting Oral Hygiene At Home
A visit to a veterinary professional is always a good idea for your pet’s teeth, but you can do things at home to help as well. We work with our clients to help them understand how to brush their pet’s teeth or give them appropriate things to chew or play with. It will take time and patience, but we can help you understand the correct way to do it at home. If your pet is showing any of the following symptoms, you should bring them in for an appointment as soon as possible:
- Swollen or red gums
- Lose, missing teeth
- Missing, cracked, or discolored teeth
- Reduced appetite or pawing at the mouth