The whole tooth about pet dental care

Dental care for pets may seem frivolous at first, but it’s quite the opposite. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats, and most pets are showing symptoms of it by the age of three—symptoms that will only worsen over time. But dental disease affects more than your pet’s mouth, it profoundly affects their overall health and quality of life!

Regular dental care for your pet will do so much more than make those kisses less pungent—although that is a definite perk. The health of your pet’s mouth has a significant impact on both their overall health and their longevity.

When tartar and plaque are allowed to accumulate in your pet’s mouth, it leads to pain, infection, tooth decay, and tooth loss. If periodontal disease is left unchecked and becomes severe, it allows harmful bacteria to spread throughout your pet’s system. Kidney, liver, and heart disease in pets can all stem from an underlying dental infection. 

Regular dental care for pets is every bit as important as it is for us humans, and Uptown Veterinary Clinic is ready to make sure both you and your pet are all smiles.

Our dental services include: 

  • Dental cleanings
  • Digital dental radiographs
  • Tooth extractions
  • Oral surgery

For more information or to schedule a dental consultation for your pet, call us at 706-221-4115!