Dental exams are an important part of your pet’s overall health care. You might have noticed one of the most common first signs of periodontal disease already: bad breath. Plaque and tartar buildup is caused by bacteria that cling to your pet’s teeth, forming a layer that hardens and begins to move under the gums to cause painful gingivitis. That bacteria can eventually get into the bloodstream, causing other health problems for your pet. Left untreated, your pet can suffer from tooth decay, sinus problems and more serious issues. We offer dental checks during your pet’s annual exam to identify periodontal disease before it can do damage to your pet’s health.

Common Signs of Dental Disease

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression or low energy
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Common Signs of Dental Disease

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression or low energy

Pet Dental Care

  • Dental Health Evaluations
  • Advice for Home Dental Care
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Comprehensive Dental Cleanings
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Tooth Extractions, Where Necessary

Pet Dental Care In Tillamook County

Pioneer Veterinary Hospital provides pet dental care for small animals in Tillamook, Cloverdale and the surrounding areas.