Many dogs and cats are susceptible to dental problems. As part of normal grooming care, you can quickly and easily inspect the teeth for signs of tartar accumulation. Clinical dental examinations by a Case Veterinary Hospital professional during wellness check-ups are vital.
Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats — by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Early detection and treatment are critical because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Periodontal disease doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth. Other health problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes.
At Case Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing exemplary dental care. Our cutting-edge dental techniques and anesthetic protocols ensure each pet has a fear-free, stress-free experience before, during, and after their dental procedure. Unlike many other hospitals, we always perform comprehensive dental radiographs (X-rays) to determine a tooth’s health below the gum line and administer local anesthetic blocks, much like a human dentist, when extractions are indicated.
Feel free to contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment for your pet’s procedure.