Oral health is a big deal! Just like us, pets require preventative dental care to maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body. Can you imagine if you never brushed your teeth, and how your mouth would feel? For many pets, this is a painful reality, and dental disease is a common issue. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Tartar build-up on the teeth (this appears yellow or brown is colour)
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Oral health is linked to the entire body; Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause serious infections in organs if left untreated. As part of your pet’s annual health exam our veterinarians always assess your pet’s oral health. There are a variety of options available for preventing dental disease, and we are here to help you find the best method for your pet. From dental chews, treats and toys, to water additives and regular brushing routines we have your pets mouth covered!
At Breadner Veterinary Services we have a private dental suite. We care about your pet’s oral health and strive to assist you in maintaining it. We offer a full service dentistry experience. Radiographs are completed with a new dental x-ray machine that is canine and feline specific.
Our dentistry suite is equipped with our dental cart that has a high speed drill, ultrasonic scaler and polisher. This cart along with a variety of instruments, assists us in cleaning, polishing and extracting teeth when necessary. Animals require a general anesthetic to safely clean, polish and extract teeth. Oral health problems lie where we can’t see, under the gum line. Animals feel no pain or discomfort during the cleaning or extraction process with the aid of local blocks and injectable medications.
We strive to provide excellent oral health for your pet. Breadner Vet Services offers a complimentary Dental Exam with our Animal Health Technicians. Call today to book for your pet!