Contrary to popular belief, “doggy breath” is not normal. If your cat’s bad breath keeps the two of you from snuggling or you wish you could give your dog a mint, it could be the first sign that he has dental disease, a painful condition caused by bacteria infecting his gums and teeth. What’s even worse, it can lead to serious health issues as infection spreads throughout the body. Early detection is vital, which is why we examine your pet's teeth at every annual visit to monitor the progression of their dental tartar.
Your pet may be suffering from dental disease if they have any of the following symptoms:
- Foul odor from mouth
- Bleeding or inflamed gums
- Excessive drooling
- Difficulty eating
Our dental cleanings are performed under sedation, using the safest form of anesthesia available. Their vitals such as heart rate and blood pressure are monitored the entire time by a surgical technician. We are capable of performing extractions, nerve blocking, and dental x-rays as needed.