Dental Disease – What is it?
Periodontal diseases (infection between teeth and gums), Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), Halitosis (bad breath), Gingival hyperplasia (gum growth covering part or all of the tooth), Oral tumors, Tongue lesions
Causes of Dental Disease
Daily plaque accumulation, Tartar (calculus) forms from plaque, Rough tartar accumulates more plaque, Bacteria growth between the teeth or from infected gums, Inherited, Failure of deciduous (baby) teeth to resorb, allowing adult tooth eruption
Clients most common complaints and the patient’s history
Bad breath, Poor appetite, Dropping food when eating
How can you avoid Dental Disease in your pet’s oral health?
Twice daily attention to plaque control, Regular dental examinations, Professional cleaning of plaque/calculus that has accumulated on the cheek teeth