Dental disease is the most common disease seen by veterinarians. In fact, 70% to 85% of pets over the age of 2 have some form of dental disease.
Poor dental hygiene can be the cause of serious systemic health problems for your pet. If dental problems are left untreated, your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys are in danger of being infected by bacteria originating in the mouth. Unfortunately, these threats are often difficult to identify, so bringing your pet in for a routine check-up is encouraged. We assess your pet's oral health as part of any exam.
At home you can check your pet for these signs of dental disease:
-Discolored teeth
-Red, inflamed gums
-Bad breath
-Loose teeth
-Swollen mouth, jaws, or gums
-Pain when eating
-Reluctance to chew on toys