Dental Disease in Pets
Pets are incredible at hiding signs of pain or illness, and will continue to eat despite crippling oral pain or disease. Although a toothache will likely disrupt your life until your tooth is repaired, pets have the ability to compensate and power through the pain of a diseased tooth. Prevent unnecessary suffering for your cherished companion by learning to recognize the signs of dental disease and take prompt action. Signs of periodontal disease include:
Red, inflamed gums
Brown, yellow, or grey tartar accumulation on teeth
Worn, loose, or missing teeth
Hair trapped between the teeth
If your pet is suffering from underlying dental disease, you may also notice a reluctance to chew hard food, dropping food while eating, or pawing at the mouth to indicate pain.