Dental Disease Facts:
- Dental disease can range from mild tartar accumulation to advanced periodontal disease, which is disease of the tooth, gum, and structures that support the teeth
- Most common and under treated disease in dogs and cats
- 80% of dogs/cats have some form of dental disease by the age of 2
- Referred to as the silent killer in human medicine due to potential effects on multiple body systems.
- Every time a dog or cat with periodontal disease eats or chews on toys bacteria is released into the blood stream. This bacteria can then travel and cause disease in the heart, kidneys, liver, and prostate
- Advanced dental disease can cause severe bone loss that can lead to fractures in the lower jaw. These fractures can be extremely difficult to manage and heal and can often lead to euthanasia.
- Advanced periodontal disease can lead to abscesses that can spread to the nose and eyes depending on which teeth are affected
Although a lot of patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease may not seem obviously painful, almost 100% of clients report a significant improvement in their pet’s energy level and quality of life post oral surgery. Owners also are routinely surprised on how well and quickly their pets recover from their oral surgery procedure.