Through dental screenings, we are able to ascertain the overall oral health of your pet. Our doctors high level of training, give them the ability to peer into your pet’s mouth to check for pain, halitosis, drooling, dysphagia, asymmetry, tooth resorption and for discolored, fractured, mobile, missing or extra teeth. They also check for inflammation and bleeding, loss of gingiva and bone, as well as changes in the range of motion or pain in the temporomandibular joint.
Did you know that changes in body weight, eating habits, or other behaviors can indicate dental disease? This is why routine dentals for your pet are so important. Bacteria under the gum can enter the blood stream and travel to the heart, kidneys and liver, causing them to shut down. Dental disease is the leading cause of most systemic issues.
As per the AHAA guidelines, “dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and optimize quality of life”.