Safe and Affordable Dental Care for your Pet in West Palm Beach, FL
A veterinarian should evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. We recommend this because bacteria and food debris accumulates around a pet’s teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth.
This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss. There are other reasons why you should pay close attention to your pet’s dental health.
A Clean Mouth is a Happy Mouth
Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease process is occurring elsewhere in a pet’s body.
A thorough physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if this is the case. We can recommend and demonstrate preventative measures you can begin at home to avoid costly dental procedures with your pet in the future.