Preventing and treating dental disease improves the quality and the length of your pet's life. Dental disease is the most common disease we see in pets. It is one of the most common causes of heart disease in companion animals. It is the cause of many other systemic problems. Dental disease is often very painful. Dental disease should never be over looked.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial plaque and tartar at and below the gum line extending down the tooth root. This progresses to an infection which spreads through the gum line and begins to destroy the ligaments which hold the teeth in place. As these teeth die, infection can spread deeper into the jawbone. This infection can also cause damage to organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver due to spread of bacteria through the blood stream.
At Oakdale Animal Hospital we offer routine dental evaluations, routine dental cleaning, advanced dental radiography and many other advanced dental procedures designed to eliminate chronic dental problems. Call today at (601) 829-9949 to schedule your pet's appointment!