Pet Guards Wellness Center is proud to offer Dental Cleaning for your pets, adding another step in preventative wellness care for your beloved four-legged friend.
Dental care for your pet is extremely important. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats and is entirely preventable! Here are a few facts about dental pain and disease so you can make an informed decision about a dental visit for your pet.
What is a periodontal or dental disease? Periodontal disease is a progressive inflammation of the supporting structures around the teeth.
What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with a plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. These bacteria can then travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and/or liver.
Sign of dental disease or pain are:
- Bad breath
- Redness or bleeding along the gum line
- Drooling, which may be tinged with blood
- Difficulty chewing
- Pawing at the mouth
- Loose or missing teeth
- Facial swelling, especially under the eyes
- Nasal discharge
How is dental disease diagnosed? Dental disease is diagnosed by examining the teeth and supporting structures while the pet is under anesthesia. Some dental disease can be reversed such as gingivitis through dental cleaning and polishing. Loss of tooth attachment or bone loss cannot.
How to Qualify for a Dental Procedure at Pet Guards Wellness Center:
Come into our clinic at State Rd. on Friday during our regular business hours for an evaluation by our Veterinarian Dr. Morse ( No Appt is needed ) During this time he will discuss your pets dental issues and make recommendations. He may also send home Antibiotics for your pet. At that time an appointment for the dental procedure can be made.
- Dogs dental procedure: $175
- Cat dental procedure: $150
- Simple extractions: $10 per tooth
- Complex extractions: $25 per tooth
*All prices include anesthesia