Periodontal Disease

Pet Periodontal Disease Treatment at Animal Hospital of Sullivan County

Periodontal disease is a real problem in both pets and humans, and if left unchecked a significant amount of pain and bacteria can spread decreasing both enjoyment and lifespan. Do not put off dental care for your pet, especially if they are aging or showing signs of need. The Animal Hospital of Sullivan County offers pet dental services, including periodontal disease treatment, to Sullivan County, Ferndale, and the surrounding areas with quality veterinary care.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a disease of the bone, gums and mouth around the actual teeth. It is cause by a bacterial infection and often it is unnoticed at first. Like in humans, pet periodontal disease can cause a severe amount of pain and even tooth loss. In addition, this bacteria can travel to the heart and other organs causing more health issues.

Although the bacteria that causes this disease can spread unnoticed, the symptoms of the disease include bad breath and loss of teeth. The problem is that once these symptoms are noticed, the disease can already have had time to advance, which is why regular dental checkups are so important for your pet.

How Do We Treat Pet Dental Issues Like Periodontal Disease?

The best treatment for periodontal disease is preventative care. If your pets receive this care regularly or if the disease is caught very early, the prognoses is much better, and they can be saved from a great deal of pain. Regular veterinary dental appointments for cleaning and checkups are not only going to make your pet's breath smell better, but they also can insure that they are not suffering from a silent painful disease.

If your pet does have periodontal disease we will determine the progression through examination under anesthesia and then come up with a plan that works for you and your pet that will halt the progression of the spread of bacteria in the mouth. Removal of teeth may be recommended, depending on the stage.

Contact Us for More Information About Pet Dental Treatments

Schedule your pet’s next appointment at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County to get their teeth checked out and to make sure their whole system is in tip top shape. We serve pet patients of Ferndale, Sullivan County, and the surrounding areas. You can reach us at (845) 292-6711!

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