Dental disease is the most common health issue among pets across the country. In its early stages, it can cause oral pain and discomfort, but if dental disease is left untreated, it becomes even more serious. Regular dental exams and routine at-home dental care help maintain your pet’s oral hygiene, preventing serious health issues and complications.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease affects the mouth, gums, and teeth, and advanced dental disease significantly impacts your pet’s quality of life. Oral pain makes it difficult for your pet to eat, and discomfort may create substantial mood changes. But dental disease becomes even more dangerous as it progresses. Bacteria can enter your pet’s bloodstream and cause serious complications in the heart, kidneys, and liver.
We provide a full range of dental services to combat periodontal disease, including:
- Cleaning and polishing teeth
- Mass removals
- Tooth extractions
- Oral surgery
- Dental sealants
- Digital dental radiography (X-rays)
Digital Dental Radiography
Digital dental radiography lets us fully examine the state of your pet’s teeth. Often, serious dental issues go unnoticed because they reside out of sight under the gumline. With digital dental radiology, we can spot those hidden signs of periodontal disease. Digital dental X-rays are fast, so we don’t have to wait long for results, and they make your pet’s dental cleanings more thorough and efficient.
If you suspect your pet may need dental care, schedule an appointment at Best Friends Animal Hospital today.