Due to high demand, we have extended our Pet Dental Health Month discount! You can now schedule you pet’s dental appointment through March and receive 20% off. Appointments are filling up fast so call and schedule today.
Signs of pet dental disease or pain are:
- Bad breath
- Redness or bleeding along the gum line
- Drooling, which may be tinged with blood
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Loose or missing teeth
- Facial swelling, especially under the eyes
- Nasal discharge
What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. These bacteria can then travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and liver.
Pet dental disease is diagnosed by examining the teeth and supporting structures while the pet is under anesthesia. Some dental disease can be reversed such as gingivitis through dental cleaning and polishing. Loss of tooth attachment, or bone loss cannot.
Pet Dental Month is a prime time to schedule preventive annual cleaning for pets. About 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. It’s a fact, regular dental care, including professional cleaning, keeps the mouth pain-free, promotes good overall health and prolongs life!