Dental Care is Very Important for Cats and Dogs.
Plaque and tartar that build-up on your pet's teeth can lead to gingivitis. Reddened, bleeding gums, difficulty chewing and bad breath are all signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats. Untreated gingivitis can progress to a more advanced form of periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can cause the loss of teeth.
Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:
The same bacteria causing gingivitis and periodontal disease can be carried into the blood stream and cause damage to your pet's kidneys, heart, liver and other organs. Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar and prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Routine, Preventative Dental Care:
Our routine dental care includes complete ultrasonic scaling, root planning and polishing. We place your pet under anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination. We examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease. We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment. We give your pet's teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing.
Advanced Dental Care:
We are able to provide advanced dental care for your pet. Our goal in providing these services is to keep your pet's mouth healthy and pain-free for years to come. Proper dental care can increase the lifespan of your pet.
At Home Dental Care:
Brushing your pet's teeth every day will reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss. The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys and heart.
If you think your dog or cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please call us at your earliest convenience to arrange for a dental exam for your pet.