Dental care is more than just preventing bad breath. Periodontal disease is one of the most common—and most preventable—diseases your pet may encounter. If left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to reddened and bleeding gums, loose teeth and other problems. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and potentially damage the liver, kidneys and other organs. That's why regular dental cleanings for your pet are so important.
To prevent periodontal disease, Dr. Shy recommends that your pet receives frequent dental cleanings coupled with a home-care routine. During dental cleanings, we use an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar and plaque from your pet's teeth. Starkville Veterinary Hospital also uses dental radiological technology to check for tooth fractures and oral tumors. We are capable of performing a variety of dental procedures for your pet, including root planing and packing, and surgical extractions using a high-speed bur drill.
Call us today at Starkville Veterinary Hospital to schedule an appointment to have your pet’s teeth cleaned and checked. Regular maintenance and early detection will save you from costly treatments of advanced periodontal disease.