Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ens ...View Article
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Pet Vet Partners specializes in quality pet dental care for cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes. We specialize in comprehensive oral health care including plaque, gum disease, tooth loss, and more.
Our Dentistry Suite comes with state-of-the-art dental equipment for routine pet teeth cleaning and polishing, as well as restoration work if necessary.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a process that causes the degeneration of structures that cradle the teeth in their normal position. Bacteria collects along the gum lines and eventually destroy this first line of defense for the teeth.
To avoid contamination, our Dentistry Suite is separated from the Surgical Area, but comes complete with surgical lighting, digital x-ray capability and monitors for anesthesia. As with surgical patients, dental patients receive pain medication as needed.
Treatment involves removing tartar and polishing the teeth. In some circumstances surgical trimming of excess gum tissue may be required to eliminate the pockets at the gum line which collect bacteria.
A general anesthetic is usually necessary for these procedures and laboratory tests may be required to determine your pet's ability to undergo anesthesia. A dental "vaccine" is available for dogs prone to dangerous periodontal disease. Is your dog at risk? Flip its lip! Red gums mean pain! Tartar is as bad for your pet as it is for you. Both cats and dogs get cavities but suffer in silence.