Your pet’s world revolves around its mouth.
Regular dental care is essential for keeping your pet smiling bright. Dental disease is a common issue among household pets that can lead to oral pain and discomfort as well as the potential for other problems in your pet’s body if left untreated. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future complications.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease affects the mouth, gum tissue and teeth. As the most common medical disorder among pets nationwide, it affects more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats by age three. Advanced dental disease significantly impacts your pet’s quality of life. Oral pain makes feeding difficult and leads to chronic discomfort. Harmful bacteria originating in the mouth can enter the bloodstream, causing serious complications of the heart, kidneys and liver, as well as other systemic disorders.
Fortunately, due to its generally slow rate of progression, dental disease is exceedingly preventable. Just like in humans, a good oral health routine is key in avoiding most types of periodontal disease. The first (and best) line of defense is dental exams and cleanings. These include hand scaling and curettage to remove plaque and tarter, polishing and rinsing, improving tooth and gum health significantly.
Bramer Animal Hospital oral health services include:
- Dental Examinations Professional Cleaning
- Dental Radiography
- Dental Extractions