Effective Dental Cleanings for cats & dogs in Woodstock, GA

Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. 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:

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms significant changes can occur below the gumline. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.

We will examine your pet's teeth at every visit, however early signs of periodontal disease are only detectable during an anesthetized exam and by utilizing dental xray.

We recommend annual anesthetized complete dental assessment with probing, radiographs, and cleanings to detect problems while they are early. We can treat early signs of dental disease with open or closed root planing which is proven to stop and even reverse bone loss and prevent extractions of teeth later on. 

Extractions, losing teeth, and pain are not an inevitable reality for your pet. With early intervention we can save teeth!


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