Did you know that dogs and cats need regular dental check-up's and teeth cleaning's, just like people? According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop gum disease by the age of three years.
The most common dental condition affecting dogs and cats is periodontal disease, an infection and inflammation of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth, caused by bacteria present in plaque and calculus (tartar). Alongside bad breath and bleeding at the gum line, when plaque and calculus are allowed to build up in your pet's teeth more serious issues can arise like receding gums, the loosening and eventual loss of teeth and may cause bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream with potentially harmful effects on internal organs. Therefore, prophylactic treatment to keep the teeth clean is of great importance. Regular dental check-up visits are strongly recommended and the time between check-up's varies from pet to pet.
Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital offers state-of-the-art dental care and cleaning. Dental *procedures include:
- Fluoride Treatment
- Oral Surgery
- Periodontal Charting
- Radiographs (X-ray)
- Subgingival Manual Scaling
- Ultrasonic Scaling
*All dental procedures in pets, including scaling and polishing, are performed under general anesthesia.
Providing your pet with superior oral health has a profound effect on their general health. Schedule your consultation appointment today and start your pet on the road to a healthy mouth and happy life.
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