Pet Dental Care

Few dogs and cats show obvious signs of dental disease, yet this is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians — over 80% of dogs and 50% of cats over the age of three have active dental disease. For proper care during a dental examination, your veterinarian will place your pet under general anesthesia before conducting a mouth examination to check for abnormalities; tooth scaling to remove tartar; then polishing to decrease plaque buildup. When periodontal disease is advanced, the badly affected teeth may need to be extracted. Regular pet wellness exams are the best way to get an early diagnosis, including on a wide variety of other diseases revealed by your pet’s teeth and gum health.