Dentistry: Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
It was not many years ago that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) started actively promoting dental procedures for our pets. As veterinarians, we routinely saw the medical consequences of poor dental health, but our initial enthusiasm was met with some skepticism on the part of pet owners.
A dental procedure will have a major and immediate impact on your pet’s quality of life. As successful as we have been in reaching the majority of our clients concerning pet dental health, we won’t feel totally successful until all of our canine and feline patients are reaping the benefits of a routine dental procedure.
The Facts You Need To Know About Pet Dentistry!
Pets require regular dental health checkups and cleanings just as we do. Studies reveal that: 60 percent to 85 percent of all pets over age three need immediate dental care! Without proper and routine dental care, pets may develop periodontal disease (gum disease) that may cause them to loose some or all of their teeth. Some bacteria found in the mouth of pets suffering from periodontal disease can be traced to the liver, kidney or heart resulting in complications of these vital organs. 40 percent of cats requiring dental care have painful enamel lesions below the gum line.
If early tartar formation is arrested and prevented – and if proper prophylactic teeth cleaning and home care is maintained – your pet will enjoy a healthier and happier life. It’s that simple! So please call our office if you have any questions or need to schedule a dental appointment.