If your pet has bad breath he may need to have his teeth cleaned. Plaque, gingivitis and periodontal disease can occur in pets just like it does in us. These diseases can lead to infection and pain, which may require the extraction of some teeth. However, dental care is not just about saving teeth. Dental infection can lead to infections of other parts of the body, including the liver and kidneys. Eighty percent of dogs, and 50% of cats over 3 yrs old have severe periodontal disease. Prior to putting your pet under anesthesia we do pre-surgical blood work which ensures that your pet's liver and kidneys are okay to handle the anesthesia. We perform a dental scaling, polishing as well as a set of dental x-rays.
Brushing daily is the gold standard of dental care but few of us can do this regularly enough to make an impact. We provide additional treatment options that help extend the life of our cleaning in conjunction with brushing at home.