Longer, Happier Lives

Oral health is key.

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Longer, Happier Lives

Oral health is key.

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Slide Why Dentistry Matters The majority of pets over the age of three suffer from periodontal disease. This is a progressive health issue that causes chronic pain, erosion of supporting structures in your dog or cat's mouth, and can even cause serious secondary conditions such as heart, liver or kidney disease. The good news is periodontal disease is 100% treatable! Most pets should have professional cleanings at least once a year. If your pet's teeth haven't been examined and cleaned in the last 12 months, please give us a call now to schedule an oral exam.

Slide Symptoms of Periodontal Disease Many pet owners believe bad breath is a normal part of being a pet, but it's actually a hallmark symptom of periodontal disease. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please give us a call to schedule an examination.
  • Gingivitis (swollen gums)
  • Bad breath
  • Brownish-yellow teeth
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Drooling heavily
  • Dropping food
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased activity
  • Lack of interest in chew toys

Slide Symptoms of Periodontal Disease Many pet owners believe bad breath is a normal part of being a pet, but it's actually a hallmark symptom of periodontal disease. If you notice any of the following symptoms, please give us a call to schedule an examination.
  • Gingivitis (swollen gums)
  • Bad breath
  • Brownish-yellow teeth
  • Loose or broken teeth
  • Drooling heavily
  • Dropping food
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased activity
  • Lack of interest in chew toys

Slide Treating Periodontal Disease Each dental procedure we perform at our hospital includes:
  • A complete oral exam
  • Gently probing along the gum line
  • Digital dental X-rays of the whole mouth to look for hidden problems—since most of the tooth sits below the gum line, many dental problems are found below the gum line as well
  • Accurately charting your pet’s entire oral cavity
  • Ultrasonic scaling to remove calculus (hardened tartar) from the teeth
  • Polishing the tooth enamel with fluoride paste to delay future plaque formation
  • Applying a sealant to further protect the teeth
  • Sending your pet home with a complete dental care package and information to help you maintain their oral health at home