Dental disease is a common health problem in the dog and cat population. Routine care is recommended to monitor for early signs of periodontal disease. Signs of dental disease include halitosis (bad breath), bleeding from the gums, or discoloration of the teeth. American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends oral examination for our pets at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a dental problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. We also highly recommend getting your pet’s teeth examined if there are any broken or loose teeth, retained baby teeth, discolored teeth, painful mouth and swelling under the eye or around mouth.
Dental diseases can easily be prevented by regular dental examinations and cleanings. We recommend annual dental exams and cleaning, which comprises of scaling, polishing, and dental charting. We perform a complete oral health exam with every dental cleaning to assess for any masses, fractures, areas of infection, or other abnormalities. Call our office today to schedule consultation!