LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A veterinarian in Laguna Hills is stressing to pet owners the importance of treatment of pet dental conditions. Dr. Maged Kerolos of Trinity Pet Hospital focuses on pet dental care to treat gum disease in a manner that allows for faster healing and less discomfort than is possible through traditional surgery.
The veterinarian explains that a variety of dental conditions can cause damage or infection to oral tissues, and that proper treatment for these situations may require surgery. He cites oral cancer as a prime example, noting that these types of cancer grow quickly and are potentially fatal if left untreated.
Dr. Kerolos also states that without regular dog teeth cleaning, canines can fall prey to periodontal disease caused by the buildup of tartar and bacteria underneath the gum line, another situation in which surgery may be required to remove infected tissues. Another condition that may call for surgery, gingival hyperplasia, involves an overgrowth of gum tissue that causes painful chewing. "Gingival hyperplasia is especially common in certain breeds of dogs such as Boxers, Pit Bulls and Bulldogs," Dr. Kerolos says.
"Professional pet dental care is necessary for gum disease treatment," says Dr. Kerolos. "A veterinary visit in addition to regular at-home dental care for pets will keep teeth and gums healthy. Prevention is the best route when it comes to pet dental care before it causes more serious problems."
Dr. Kerolos welcomes inquiries from Laguna Hills pet owners about the value of regular professional pet dental care alongside dog teeth cleaning. "We believe many don't take into account a pet's teeth and gums as something that needs regular maintenance," he says. "We want to educate pet owners about the importance of focusing on all aspects of a pet's health, especially any time prevention can benefit both health and hygiene.
In addition to dog teeth cleaning and dental surgery, Trinity Pet Hospital provides wellness evaluations, spaying and neutering, declaw surgery, emergency treatment and other forms of veterinary care for Laguna Hills pets.
Trinity Pet Hospital 888-667-5235