It starts with plaque that hardens into tartar. Tartar above the gumline can often easily be seen and removed, but plaque and tartar below the gumline is damaging and sets the stage for infection and damage to the jawbone and the tissues that connect the tooth to the jaw bone. Periodontal disease is graded on a scale of 0 (normal) to 4 (severe).
The treatment of periodontal disease involves a thorough dental cleaning and x-rays may be needed to determine the severity of the disease. Dr. McClain will make recommendations based on your pet’s overall health and the health of your pet’s teeth, and provide you with options to consider.
Free toothbrush and sample of C.E.T. toothpaste with your pet's dental cleaning.
Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.