601 W 19th St., Suite 200, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
New Patients
Existing Patients

Costa Mesa pet dentist describes the importance of dental care for dogs

pet dentist describes the importance of dental care for dogs

Signs of poor dental health

Poor dental health signs in pets are like those in humans. Here are some symptoms to look for if your pet may be dealing with periodontal disease or tooth decay:

  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth covered in tartar or plaque
  • Changes in appetite or even refusal to eat
  • Unusual chewing or drooling
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling of the gums or other soft tissues in the mouth

These are typical signs pet parents will notice when their pet is having difficulty with their oral health. Our veterinarian staff may detect oral problems during an evaluation. At this point, our team will advise pet owners to consider the benefits of treatment.

Treatment for poor oral health

Treatment is done under anesthetics. This is because it keeps the pet still so the veterinarian can thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. We may take X-rays to check for signs of decay within a tooth that is not visible during a physical evaluation. Treatment may include antibiotics or even extraction of teeth that are beyond repair and could contribute to poor oral health and wellness over time.

Make an appointment with Dr. Rand Spongberg today!

If you live in or around Costa Mesa and have considered having a professional look at your pet’s teeth, contact All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital to learn about dental services available. Call (949) 430-7576 for an appointment. We are conveniently located at 601 W 19th St., Suite 200.

Share this Article

Back to Blog News Page

Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

Dr. Rand Spongberg image
A graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and Murdoch University, Dr. Rand Spongberg brings with him a plethora of skills and expertise. He is a very well established veterinarian who has a passion for animal welfare and is a firm believer in taking care of both the pet and its owner.

Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.

In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.