Did you know that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of oral disease by the age of three? At May Veterinary, we strongly recommend dental cleanings for pets on an annual basis. Healthy teeth and gums are indicators of your pet’s overall well-being. It’s important to get professional dental care on a consistent basis to keep your pet safe from oral disease.
Most oral infections happen below the gum line. Bacteria from the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and cause damage to your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys. May Veterinary offers advanced dental care services to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, gum infection, and/or periodontal disease.
Our experienced doctors will perform a complete oral exam to check your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth cavity, and follow up with a thorough cleaning. We also provide ultrasonic scaling and tooth polishing at all dental visits, which helps remove plaque, slows down the buildup of tartar, and prevents tooth decay. If oral surgery is required, we perform simple and complex extractions and surgical gum repair.
At Home Dental Care
Periodontal disease is very common in pets, but it can be easily prevented through routine dental cleanings from a professional veterinarian along with regular tooth brushing at home. Our knowledgeable team at May Veterinary can show you the best way to brush your pet’s teeth, and what types of healthy treats and chews can help maintain good dental health.
Schedule an appointment for a dental checkup if you notice your pet has any of the following issues:
- Bad breath
- Discolored, loose, or broken teeth
- Abnormal chewing behavior
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Poor appetite or refusal to eat
Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s oral hygiene.