When should you be concerned about your pets’ oral health?

There are many indicators of problems with teeth and gums which you can determine just by examining your pet’s mouth. Heavy tartar, red and inflamed gums, bad breath, trouble chewing or chewing on one side, drooling, pawing at the mouth, swellings under the eyes or along the jaw and a sudden decrease in appetite. Some pets, often the ones with sore mouths, refuse to let owners look inside their mouths, and so if you suspect that there may be dental issues, it is always important to bring your pet in for a detailed oral exam by the vet. We can then make recommendations and provide an estimate for the costs of the necessary dental work.