Oral disease can have systemic effects on your pet’s health.
Heart disease, immune system problems, and pain are the most common problems associated with periodontal disease.
Symptoms of gingivitis and periodontal disease may include but are not limited to:
Difficulty chewing or eating
Gums swollen or red, may bleed
Brownish-yellow calculus (tartar) on teeth
Loose or missing teeth
At Conway Vet, we offer many resources to care for your pets oral health.
Once tartar has formed, it can't be removed with products such as toothpastes, gels, rinses, or water treatments. This is when home care is not enough and a dental cleaning is required. We offer dental cleanings for your pet. Your pet will be put under anesthesia, all teeth are cleaned ultrasonically, and then polished. Dr Cassell will then examine and record each tooth in your pets dental chart. In the event a potentially unhealthy or damaged tooth is found, we offer state of the art digital dental radiographs. Taking x-rays of the tooth helps Dr Cassell determine the extent of the disease processes, trauma or injury before deciding whether or not the tooth needs to be extracted.