Pet Dental Care Routine & Advanced

Dental disease is one of the most prevalent yet generally disregarded health issues in companion animals.

Pet Dental Care Routine & Advanced

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This happens as a result of plaque buildup causing a bacterial infection at the gum line. Millions of germs are contained in the sticky material known as plaque, which builds up on the tooth surface and gum line. If plaque is not regularly removed, it eventually becomes tartar. If unaddressed, this causes the supporting structures and gum tissue around the teeth to gradually deteriorate, which can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease can affect key organs including the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys in addition to being unpleasant and painful since it leads to tooth loss.

The majority of pet owners don’t recognize the severity of the issue with dental disease until it is well advanced, which highlights the need of yearly to twice-yearly health checkups. This involves a complete evaluation of oral health care. Your veterinarian may advise at-home oral health care procedures in the early stages of dental illness, including as teeth brushing, dental diets, dental treats, and rinses. General anesthesia is used when your pet needs specialized dental care. When dental care is required, your veterinarian will go over the steps in a COHAT (complete oral health assessment and treatment) plan with you.