Have you looked in your pet's mouth lately?
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. 85% of adult pets have dental disease. If left untreated, dental disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and chronic infection for the pet. As dental disease continuously progresses, it can lead to more serious health issues including damage of the heart, liver and kidneys.
A dental, also called a prophylaxis, is a cleaning and polishing of the teeth. Your pet's teeth should be examined for redness or bleeding around gums (gingivitis) Gingivitis left untreated can progress into plaque in your pet's mouth and mineralize into tartar. Tartar blocks healthy oxygen from bathing the tooth and allows bacteria to thrive. This causes harm to the bone and tissues of the gums. Eventually the bone around the tooth is eaten away and the gums become sensitive. Perio means "around" Dontal means "tooth". Periodontal disease is disease around the outside of the tooth.
Signs your pet is suffering from Periodontal disease
*dropping food from mouth
*red, inflammed gums
*going to food bowl but not eating
*pawing at mouth
When our doctors perform oral exams and if the doctor recommends a dental cleaning, we offer 10% off the cleaning if scheduled within2 weeks of the exam.
What does a professional Dental Cleaning and polish consist of?
* General Exam before anesthesia
*Pre Operative blood work (optional)
*IV catheter and Fluids (optional)
*Anesthesia monitoring throughout the procedure
*Removal of plaque and tartar above the gumline and below the gumline
*Complete dental charting
*Oral surgery if needed
At Home Dental Care
Brushing daily is the number 1 thing you can do for dental care! Brush with Canine or Feline toothpaste and toothbrush only.
Use Dental treats/chews: We recommend Virbac C.E.T. Veggie dents, C.E.T Hexa chews, Vetri Science Perio Support Powder and Chews.