Good dental hygiene is as important to pets as it is to humans. Without good dental care, your pet is at high risk for developing periodontal disease, which is likely to be present in the beginning stages in cats and dogs by the age of three.
Plaque, along with bacteria, accumulates on tooth surfaces and the gum line, hardening over time. If not removed periodically, this leads to tooth decay, infection, and destabilization of root structure as bone deterioration occurs.
Eventually, periodontal disease causes chronic pain and tooth loss. If that’s not harmful enough to your pet’s health and well-being, there’s also the potential for bacteria present in the mouth to cause heart disease and damage to the liver and kidneys.
Making an appointment for a physical examination of your pet’s teeth is essential to begin a comprehensive program to keep them strong and healthy for a lifetime.
Preventative Pet Dental Services at West Ridge Animal Health Center
Setting up a regular dental care program with your veterinarian to monitor your pet’s dental health is best started early in their life. Preventative care for your kitten or puppy, along with home maintenance
practices, such as regular tooth brushing and offering veterinary approved dental treats, is highly recommended.
Full-Service Pet Dental Care at West Ridge Animal Health Center
We offer a full-service dentistry program at our well-equipped facility, including dental cleaning and tooth extraction. Following are some of the procedures that are included:
If oral surgery, unforeseen extractions, medications, or anesthesia is indicated, additional fees will be added.