Signs of periodontal disease in our furry friends can sometimes be subtle and difficult for pet owners to assess. Often, the only outward signs of dental disease in our pets is bad breath or sensitivity around the mouth. Routine wellness exams and pre-dental screenings with a veterinarian are an important tool to detect periodontal disease before it becomes severe.
According to the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) "periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats. By age three, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease." Dental plaque, tartar, periodontal disease, and infected teeth can serve as a source of inflammation and infection for the rest of your pet's body. By scheduling a complete dental cleaning, you can help your veterinarian to provide a healthy mouth for your pet and improve their quality of life.
At Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic we have the latest tools and technology to provide your pet with high quality dental care.
A complete dental cleaning includes:
- A complete oral examination performed by a veterinarian assessing each tooth for periodontal pocketing or looseness
- Full mouth digital x-rays to examine the whole tooth structure and surrounding bone and look for disease below the gum-line
- Scaling of each tooth above and below the gum-line with our ultrasonic scaler
- Polishing all teeth to create a smooth surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup
All dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia with your pet being continuously monitored. IV fluids are given throughout the procedure to support your pet's blood pressure. All oral surgery performed by a veterinarian.
Please ask our staff or your veterinarian of our upcoming Dental Specials.