Bright Smiles For Pets—And Their Owners
Proper oral healthcare is as important to your pet’s health as it is to your own health. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable.
By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease includes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (loss of bone and soft tissue around the teeth).
Professional dental cleaning is essential for treating periodontal disease. Every dental cleaning at our Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach animal hospitals starts with a review of the patient’s health and dental history. Anesthesia is important for a thorough, safe dental cleaning, as it permits a comprehensive assessment of the tissues prior to the cleaning itself.
Following the dental cleaning, the pet owner will be provided with recommendations for daily home oral hygiene specific for dogs or cats, and a recommendation made for a follow-up examination. Home oral hygiene can make a tremendous difference in your pet’s comfort and health.
That is why we put so much importance on oral care at Pet Doctors of America. Regular cleanings by our veterinarians and medical staff is the most effective way to ensure good dental health. Schedule an appointment today for a periodontal disease screening.