Did you know that gum disease, if left untreated, can eventually affect a pet’s internal organs? Veterinary research has shown that the health of your pet’s mouth is directly related to their overall physical health. This is why it’s so important to maintain your pet’s oral health from home and to bring them to Northshore Animal Care Clinic for annual wellness exams and cleanings (as needed).
Our pet dental care services are designed to not only treat gum disease and other oral problems but to prevent them from ever developing. They include ultrasonic scaling and polishing. We abide by the highest standards with our dental services, so you can be confident that your pet will be in good hands while in our care.
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
When tartar and plaque are allowed to build up on the surface of the teeth, toxins can seep below the gum line and into the bloodstream. When these toxins enter the bloodstream, they are filtered through the heart, liver, and kidneys, putting a pet’s health and life at risk.
Our team provides exceptional pet dentistry services for dogs and cats, helping to keep the mouth clean as a means of preventing ongoing physical health problems. Oral conditions can easily go undetected because most pet owners recognize “doggy breath” as a normal thing. However, it’s important to realize that bad breath is often a sign of a deeper problem.
Signs of Dental Problems in Pets
When your pet has an oral condition, it can often be recognized by the following signs:
- Bad breath
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red, swollen gums
- Evidence of pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when their mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth