Tooth and gum infections are important sources of heart, liver, and kidney disease in our pets.  Bacteria that lodges between the teeth and gums enters the blood stream and causes inflammation and infections throughout the body.  At Stonebridge Animal Hospital in McKinney, Texas, we focus on the oral cavity during your pet’s yearly comprehensive examinations to search for gum infection, tooth decay, broken or chipped teeth, and oral lesions such as growths. We can then design an oral health care plan for your pet that includes regular exams, home care information, and all other important recommendations.

Our digital dental radiography is available for all of our dental patients.  These X-Rays detect oral problems that are hidden  below the gum line.  Painful fractured teeth, eroded root structures, and concealed abscesses that cause infection and pain can be identified with these fantastic radio-graphs.

This tooth looks perfectly normal, but is abscessed and painful below the gum line.  We could not have found this without the dental radio-graphs – this is the beauty of dental radio-graphs.

Please contact us at our McKinney animal clinic if you see any of the following symptoms of oral disease:

  • Foul mouth odor
  • Drooling
  • Blood-tinged saliva
  • Difficulty chewing food
  • Lack of appetite
  • Swelling of the mouth or muzzle
  • Weight loss

We recommend regular professional teeth cleaning for your dog and cat to keep the teeth clean, gums healthy, and maintain optimum overall health. Frequent removal of dental plaque is the basis for prevention of the most common oral diseases in pets. We provide the following services during a professional dental procedure:

  • Perform a complete dental exam, including optional complete dental digital radio-graphs
  • Use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment to clean your pet’s teeth both above and below the gum line
  • Polish the teeth to create a smooth surface that is more resistant to plaque and tartar buildup
  • Perform a bonded sealant to fractured teeth
  • Apply a complete fluoride treatment
  • Give your pet comprehensive pain management before, during and after any oral procedure that may produce discomfort
  • Our well-trained technicians will monitor your pet while under general anesthesia using digital monitoring equipment
  • Dr. Mapes will administer local anesthesia for all surgical tooth extractions or other procedures.
  • We will provide home care instructions and product recommendations
  • We strongly encourage at-home prevention and maintenance procedures. We will discuss proper oral health care for your pet with you after your pet’s dental procedure
  • We may perform other oral surgery including tooth extractions, fistula repair, bonded sealant application, and removal of oral tumors

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