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Periodontal Disease in Pets Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats – by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken. Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe problems and pain for your pet. Periodontal disease doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth. Other health problems found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes. 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. Your veterinarian or a board-certified veterinary dentist 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.
Stage 1 Periodontal Disease In stage 1 periodontal disease, there is visible tartar buildup on the teeth and slight swelling and redness of the gums.
Stage 2 and 3 Periodontal Disease In stage 2 periodontal disease, the gums are more swollen and there can be mild loss of bone around the tooth roots (only visible on x-rays). Stage 3 periodontal disease might not look much different from stage 2 based on looking at the teeth, but x-rays show more severe bone loss. Stage 4 Periodontal Disease Stage 4 periodontal disease is the most severe type, with severe tartar accumulation, receded gum lines, tooth damage, and bone loss.
Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
GQ ANIMAL CLINIC Sunrise, FL is where you are guaranteed to find quality, professional veterinary care for your pet. Ask about our complimentary physical and fecal exams for your pet. Our goal is to make your pet feel welcomed while providing you with the best possible service. “We provide everything from Rabies Vaccines to Sterilizations to Senior Wellness exams.”
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Theres a new veterinarian in Sunrise!!
Dr. Guillermo Quintero has recently moved his practice to the Sunrise Community!
He brings a full service, small animal veterinary hospital that is commited to providing quality veterinary medical care to our patients and their families in an atmosphere of caring and concern.