You recognize that healthy teeth are essential for a good life, which is why you make yearly regular appointments for you and your family to see the dentist every year. But what about your pet’s dental needs?
Our team is led by Dr. Jaime Gifford, your veterinarian in Wausau. As a premiere animal hospital in Wausau, we take pet teeth cleanings and dental health seriously. In fact, we are known for offering some of the best pet dental care Wausau has to offer. If you cannot remember the last time you brought your animals in for routine pet teeth cleanings and other pet dentist services, now would be an excellent time for you to arrange an appointment.
Common Problems Treated by Your Pet Dentist
At Wausau Animal Hospital, our Veterinarians have experience diagnosing and treating a variety of dental issues, including:
- Mouth bleeding
- Mouth pain
- Broken teeth
- Loose teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Poor appetite
This list from your Wausau veterinarian is not meant to be comprehensive. To learn how we can treat your pet’s dental problems, please get in touch with our animal hospital in Wausau as soon as possible.
What to Expect During Your Visit to Your Vet in Wausau
If this will be your first visit to a vet in Wausau, an overview of what to expect will be useful.
After we obtain a medical history for your pet to enter into the chart, the appointment commences with a thorough oral examination. The veterinarian may order some x-rays to check for hidden problems, such as disease in the jaw or in the tooth or roots below the gum line. Sometimes a pet’s baby teeth fail to fall out when the adult teeth are growing in, which can result in gum irritation and pain. We can remove these bothersome baby teeth to bring relief to your pet.
Dental cleaning is a common procedure at our animal hospital. Work is typically done while your pet is under anesthesia. Scraping and polishing the teeth of your pet is done in the same way you experience it when you visit your own dentist. Approximately 80% of dogs aged more than 3 years have some kind of periodontal disease caused by the buildup of plaque. You can avoid your animal getting this buildup with regular teeth cleaning appointments.
And before you leave our facility our Wausau veterinarian will be happy to show you what you can do at home to prevent dental problems from occurring. Tips will include how to brush your pet’s teeth and advice about choosing a dental-specific diet if required. We now offer HealthyMouth, which is a safe and Veterinary Oral Health Council approved water additive (similar to mouthwash) for your dog.
Set an Appointment with Your Preferred Veterinarian in Wausau, WI Today
We have a reputation for providing pet dental care Wausau residents know they can depend on and we welcome an opportunity to provide our services to your animal companion too. For details about our approach to dental care services or to book an appointment with your preferred veterinarian in Wausau, WI, connect with Wausau Animal Hospital today.