How Do I Know if My Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
Common signs of dental disease
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Your pet's teeth may appear healthy on the surface, but can be broken or diseased below the gum. Cavities, broken teeth, infection, and bone loss are just some of the potential problems that cannot be seen during a visual examination of your pet's mouth.
Looking at each tooth in its entirety will allow your veterinarian to care for diseased or injured teeth now, and prevent future dental problems.
Dental disease affects up to 80% of pets over the age of three, and just like humans, there can be serious consequences of poor dental health.
A dental cleaning may include:
Enhanced digital imagery of your pet's teeth will provide your veterinarian an immediate view of what lies beneath the surface of the gum line.
How does dental disease occur in pets?
The combination of food, saliva, and bacteria leads to plaque and tartar to form on your pet's teeth. Poor oral hygiene doesn’t just cause bad breath, it can lead to tooth loss, painful abscesses, and difficulty eating. Bacteria from a tooth infection can also enter the blood stream and spread to organs, like the kidney, liver and heart.