Oral and dental diseases unfortunately are very common in companion and performance animals. In fact, periodontal disease (gum disease) is the most common clinical condition in companion animals. It causes bad breath, oral pain, behavioral changes such as reduced appetite, and may affect distant organs such as the kidneys, liver and heart.
Included in dentistry treatment:
- Cleaning and polishing
- Planing if needed
- Extractions if needed
- Pain medications, antibiotic therapy if needed
- Examination including a CT Scan, which helps to visualize problems much better than conventional x-rays