Pet dental care is one of the most crucial areas of good veterinary care, yet it is often one of the most neglected. Poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth loss, and even heart disease and other serious health conditions. Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in adult dogs and cats, affecting nearly all dogs and cats over the age of 3. It’s never too late to start a dental regimen that can stop or even reverse the effects of poor dental care in your dog or cat.
Pet’s annual health checkup
As part of your pet’s annual health checkup, we will check his or her teeth for tartar and plaque buildup, chipped or loose teeth and inflamed gums. However, if you notice loose teeth, red gums or mouth tenderness, don’t wait to have it checked.
Dog teeth cleaning
We will also let you know when it’s time for a dental cleaning. During a dog dental cleaning or cat dental cleaning, your furry friend will be anesthetized while the veterinarian cleans the tartar and plaque off their teeth, extracts any loose or damaged teeth, and if necessary, performs a root canal to save an infected or decaying tooth.
Powell Veterinary Service recommends feeding a high-quality diet, providing dental chews and brushing your dog or cat’s teeth daily.