Dental disease is one of the most common diseases we treat in dogs and cats. Both dogs and cats need preventative dental care as part of their health care routine to avoid tooth loss, infection and serious illness resulting from poor dental care. Without dental care, bacteria and plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth, hardening into tartar, causing gingivitis, receding gums and tooth loss. It will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys and heart.
Veterinary Services in Chapel Hill provides professional pet dental cleaning and dental care:
Good dental care requires your pet to be placed under safe anesthesia. At Veterinary Services, your pet’s safety is our top priority. This is why we give all pets a physical exam and recommend a blood test prior to anesthesia to be sure your pet is healthy. Your pet will be monitored throughout the dental procedure by our knowledgeable, well-trained technicians with the aid of digital monitoring equipment.
Brushing your pet’s teeth every day can help reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. We can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at your next wellness exam, or give us a call for instructions. Also, there are many good products on the market that can help you with good oral care for your dog and cat.
Please call us to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental diseases: