Just like people, pets need routine dental care to keep their mouths healthy and pain-free. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that begins when plaque accumulates on your pet's teeth. This plaque can quickly calcify into tartar, which can spread beneath your pet's gum line leading to gum inflammation. The teeth can then become infected, loose, and even fall out.
Because the onset is usually gradual, periodontal disease is a problem that's often overlooked. However, periodontal disease can be prevented with routine dental care. At the San Francisco Animal Medical Center, we offer the following comprehensive dental services:
- Routine teeth cleanings
- Dental radiographs (x-rays)
- Dental extractions (tooth removal) when needed
- Pain management during and after dental procedures