Oral hygiene is a crucial part of maintaining a long and healthy life for your pet. If your pet has foul breath or dark material around the base of their teeth, they are most likely suffering from periodontal disease. Infections of the teeth and gums can lead to severe mouth pain and tooth loss. If infections are left untreated, they can travel into your pet’s internal organs causing further, more complicated health problems.
By doing routine dental procedures, we are able to remove this bacteria-laden buildup. A dental procedure includes scaling away all tartar from the teeth, and polishing and restoring the teeth to maximum health. Home oral care will also be discussed after this procedure so oral hygiene can be maintained. Home oral care can involve anything from brushing or rinsing of the teeth on a daily basis to using dental specific chews that will inhibit bacteria growth in the mouth.