SAN LUIS OBISPO PET DENTAL EMERGENCIES…AND HOW WE SOLVE THEM AT MISSION ANIMAL HOSPITAL
DID YOU KNOW THAT SEVERE DENTAL DISEASE CAN SHORTEN YOUR PET’S LIFE BY UP TO TWO YEARS?? Heck, that’s an emergency unto itself… but here are most common San Luis Obispo pet dental emergencies that we see…. seven days a week.
SAN LUIS OBISPO PET DENTAL EMERGENCY # 1– BROKEN TEETH
Broken teeth are the single most common dental issue we see for medium to large breed dogs. Why? They chew on objects harder than their teeth– things like stone, wood, or even in some cases metal. When a tooth breaks, it exposes the sensitive inner pulp and creates a dull ache in that tooth… day after day.
How do we fix it? If the break is superficial, we can use an epoxy sealant to protect the sensitive inner pulp and stop your pet’s pain. If the break is deeper, sometimes the only way we can solve your pet’s pain is to extract the tooth.
SAN LUIS OBISPO PET DENTAL EMERGENCY #2– A TOOTH ROOT ABSCESS
Another very common San Luis Obispo pet dental emergency is a tooth root abscess. If the involved tooth is the largest premolar on the upper jaw, your pet can develop a hard, draining bump just in front of and below the eye. Abscesses of other teeth generally just create local irritation and infection. THESE HURT LIKE HECK.
At Mission Animal Hospital, we will do whatever it takes to solve your pet’s pain. In the case of an abscessed tooth, this means that we will extract the tooth, flush the socket with a disinfectant, suture your pet’s gums, and leave a local anesthetic in place to keep your pet comfortable after their procedure.
SAN LUIS OBISPO PET DENTAL EMERGENCY # 3 — ORAL TUMORS
While tumors in a pet’s mouth can be very slow growing, there are times when you will just suddenly notice bad breath or a little blood in your pet’s saliva. If you believe that your pet has a mass in their mouth, this is a medical emergency because these tumors can be very aggressive and malignant. Call us at 781-8888 today and let’s get to work!!