Dental Care

Dental Care

Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases of dogs and cats. It is also one of the most preventable and treatable. With periodontal disease comes pain, halitosis, and bacteremia that can affect the cardiovascular system, kidneys, and liver - and this is not a disease confined to geriatric pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of gingival disease by age 3.

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's teeth. Teeth left with decay in a pet’s mouth can cause infection, organ failure, and possible death. We use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment to clean each tooth thoroughly - above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. If extractions are needed, the procedure can be done during the cleaning process.