Dentistry

Dental care is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to serious diseases of the heart, kidneys and liver. Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 dogs and 7 out of 10 cats show signs of gum disease by the age of three. The good news is that most dental diseases can be prevented and controlled. Dogs and cats over the age of one receive dental check-ups during their annual examinations. Good preventive oral care is an important part of protecting your pet’s overall health.

 

Our Dental Cleaning Includes:

  • Ultrasonic Scaling
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride Treatment

We also perform:

  • Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Extractions

Dental problems may cause your pet to suffer from:

  • Prolonged Pain
  • Tooth Loss
  • Chronic Infections
  • Heart, Liver and Kidney Disease

Signs to look for:

  • Bad Breath
  • Drooling
  • Yellow or Brown Discolorations
  • Decreased Appetite

Progressive Nature of Periodontal Disease

Stage 1

Inflamed gum line – red, swollen and sometimes tender. Plaque is barely visible, but it is already present.

Stage 2

Extensive plaque formation with tartar build-up. Inflamed gum line. Mouth is probably sore with occasional drooling. Beginning of mouth odor.

Stage 3

Thick tartar formation (creamy-brown hard masses on the teeth). Inflames and partially receding gums. Periodontal disease will under way below the gum line. Mouth is sore and bad breath is present.

Stage 4

Severe tartar formation. Inflamed and receding gum line is very sensitive. Advances periodontal disease is present with infection, bleeding, tooth and bone loss.