Periodontal disease is the most common disease among dogs. It affects about 8 out of 10 dogs and cats 3 years of age and older!
Periodontal disease, which includes gingivitis and periodontitis, is an inflammation and/or infection of the gums and bone around your dog or cat’s teeth. It’s caused by bacteria that accumulate in the mouth, forming soft plaque that later hardens into tartar. If untreated, periodontal disease can eventually lead to loss of teeth.
We recommend a complete oral exam yearly and cleanings may need to be scheduled based on the findings from the exam. We also recommend some type of home care to maintain your pet’s oral health in between cleanings. We can discuss and work with you as to what method would work best for you and your pet.
Our hospital is equipped with a complete and advanced dental suite. All new digital dental radiography allows for rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment of periodontal/endodontic infections.
We perform pain-free surgical extractions when needed, with use of regional nerve blocks and multimodal approach to pain management.
* See anesthesia section for anesthetic monitoring that will be performed while your pet is under anesthesia for the dental cleaning.
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