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Periodontal Care in McKinney, TX

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What Is Periodontal Care?

Just like humans, cats and dogs need good oral care to help them avoid periodontal problems. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the inflammation or infection of the gum tissue that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are both preventable and treatable. Integrative veterinary expert Dr. Hunter Finn recommends yearly oral checkups and x-rays to detect dental problems, like gum disease, which can hide beneath the surface of the gumline. If gum disease is discovered, Dr. Finn provides deep cleanings along with surgical treatment options at Pet Method in McKinney, TX. He and his team aim to help pets live longer, more vibrant lives by providing the highest quality of care.


How Periodontal Care Works

For all veterinary dental procedures at Pet Method, your pet will be asleep under general anesthesia to ensure the highest degree of comfort and safety. Gum disease is usually diagnosed through dental x-rays performed at our McKinney, TX vet clinic. When discovered early on, gum disease is very treatable. Stage one gum disease starts with inflammation or redness of the gums (gingivitis), which progresses into gum recession and exposure of the tooth roots in the later phases (periodontitis). Usually, a deep cleaning is done to remove excess plaque and tartar buildup. Late-stage periodontitis might require more advanced surgical treatments. Dr. Finn will talk with you about establishing a good at-home oral care routine that includes brushing your pet's teeth along with dental hygiene chews or other approved dental products.



Healthy Teeth and Gums

Keep your pet's teeth and gums in great shape by bringing them to Pet Method for routine dental cleanings and exams. During your visit, Dr. Hunter Finn will teach you how to care for your pet's smile at home to help them avoid gum disease in the future. Contact our office in McKinney, TX to book a dental appointment for your pet.

Dr. Finn and his team are the best! I had taken my dog to four other vets before all of which prescribed pain medication and said it wasn’t emergent when she was having trouble walking and unable to eat. I took my dog to Pet Method where Dr. Finn did blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound she was found to be in CKD and needed to be emergently admitted for aggressive treatment. My baby would have died if it wasn’t for him & his team

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Dr. Finn and staff are amazing! Kaitlyn is great and Sara is awesome. Love Dr. Finn's fear free approach and appreciate the insight he provides. Highly recommend bringing your pet(s) in!

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Dr.Finn was great with my dogs. One has severe anxiety and Dr.Finn was extremely patient and caring. 10/10 reccomend Pet Method.

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My dogs absolutely love Pet Method. We used to take them to another pet hospital and they would always end up being terrified after the exam. For example, our older dog, Henry, would cower under the chairs after getting his shot or his nails clipped. At Pet Method, they took their time to make sure he was comfy and gave him lots of treats while also clipping his nails in a quick and neat manner. He ended up snoring afterwards in his exam room! We live in Garland and are gladly driving up to this place because we know that our pets would get the best treatment from Dr. Finn and his staffs. 10/10 would definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for a vet who truly cares about their pets!

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