Our staff is highly qualified to perform a thorough dental cleaning on your pet without the use of anesthesia.
Non-anesthetic dental cleanings are usually a much better alternative for older pets, and for pets with chronic kidney, liver or heart disease who might not be a candidate for general anesthesia.
Sedation free dentals do allow a complete teeth cleaning, including sub gingival scaling as well as polishing. Most importantly, extreme patience and a gentle way with animals are what make sedation free dentals so successful.
Warning Signs of Dental Disease
- Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease.
- A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line.
- Visible pus or discharge
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain or bleeding when you’re pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
- Pawing at the mouth
If your pet displays any of these signs, serious periodontal disease may be present.
NOTE: Your pet does not need to show any of these signs to be suffering from dental disease.
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Statistically, 80% of all dogs over 3 and 70% of all cats over 3 years of age have some clinical degree of periodontal disease.
What exactly is periodontal disease?
To help you understand this common disease we have listed the standard grading system for periodontal disease in dogs and cats.
Please have your doctor examine your pet's teeth and grade his or her degree of periodontal disease, if present.
Early intervention is important because dental disease...(1) is usually painful, (2) can cause disease in other organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys, (3) may shorten your pet's life, (4) may cause loss of your pet's teeth, and (5) can be expensive to treat.
Remember: if either gingivitis or more than slight calculus buildup are present periodontal disease is present and we recommend that you discuss treatment options with your doctor or one of the staff in our dental department.