WHY PETS NEED DENTAL CLEANING:
Dr. Bill Mrar and his veterinary team believe that good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup and explaining post dental care after dental work.
We recommend your pet should have a dental (oral) exam every six months. As you know, one year of your pet’s age is equal to seven years of our age, so we can imagine in human dentistry, every six months is recommended for dental scaling. So your pet’s six months is equal to three and a half years of human age. We can imagine how many changes can happen in three and a half years! Our veterinarians recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulate around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss.
There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health. If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body.
A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case.
At Avon Animal Hospital, We have In House Digital Dental X-ray, Full Body Digital X-ray, Laser, Electrocautery, and In House Full Blood Work Lab all in our state-of-the-art dental suite. Book your pet’s appointment today!
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease by the age of 3. It is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Symptoms of dental disease include:
- Bad breath — one of the first signs of dental disease
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
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