Dentistry

Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, flouride treatment, tooth extractions, gingivectomys and oral surgery. Dental disease can cause much more than bad breath. It can lead to many serious and possible life-threatening illnesses.

Dental Health – Prolong your pet’s life by taking care of his/her teeth

Did you know that an estimated 85% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease?  Affected pets experience pain and bad breath. Chronic infections of the teeth and gums can cause problems elsewhere in the body. Bacteria enter the bloodstream from infected teeth and cause infection in organs such as the liver, kidneys, heart and lungs.  Good dental care lengthens a pet’s life an average of 10-20% through the prevention of these secondary problems.

Plaque is the white or gray soft material that is seen on the tooth near the gum line and it is what we brush off of our own teeth every day. Plaque is composed of food and organic material and bacteria. With time, plaque hardens (mineralizes) and adheres to the tooth and is known as tartar (calculus). Plaque and tartar build up on the teeth and below the gum line which causes infection and inflammation in the gums (gingivitis) and surrounding tissues/structures of the teeth (periodontal disease).

Animals may have signs of oral/dental disease such as halitosis (bad breath), drooling, pawing at the face or mouth, swelling of the face, gum recession, gum swelling, loose teeth, listlessness, reluctance to eat even though they cat hungry, and dropping food.