A clean mouth is a happy mouth! Periodontal disease can lead to heart, liver, and kidney disease if left untreated. Many times it is difficult to detect a periodontal problem in pets until it is too late. Some of the signs include:
bleeding, swollen gums
tooth root below crown exposed
pain and discomfort
foul-smelling discharge or pus
We cannot fully evaluate the entire mouth/tooth in an awake patient. A thorough dental assessment and cleaning under general anesthesia will eliminate the source of bacteria and inflammation and allow extensive evaluation of your pet's mouth. For this reason we provide broad range estimates to owners prior to the event. Our in-house dental services include ultrasonic scaling, high speed polishing, radiography, tooth extractions, and oral surgery.