Plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth harbor harmful bacteria. These bacteria can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, resulting in disease and tooth loss. In addition to the impact on the oral cavity, bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the large network of blood vessels located near the gums and teeth. Recent studies have documented that certain heart, liver and kidney diseases may be associated with these bacteria.
Depending on your pet’s “grade” of dental disease, your course of treatment may vary from at home preventative measures such as oral rinses or dental chews or brushings to the dental vaccine to professional dental cleanings as the severity of dental disease intensifies. In fact, canine periodontitis affects 85% of dogs over 3 years of age.
Our Registered Veterinary Technicians will be pleased to provide a complimentary dental evaluation of your pet’s teeth, determining their “grade” and making recommendations for care.