The procedure is done under anesthesia to ensure your pet a stress-free experience. Blood work is recommended to ensure that your pet is fit to be anesthetized. The cost of dentistry includes anesthesia, cleaning, scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment, and it is based on your pet’s weight.
Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common conditions seen by veterinarians today. The problem begins when plaque and tartar are allowed to build up on your pet’s teeth. Plaque harbors the bacteria, which can infect gum tissue and the roots of the teeth resulting in disease and tooth loss. Besides the negative impact on the oral cavity, bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the large network of blood vessels located near gums and teeth. Recent studies have documented that certain heart, liver, and kidney disease may be associated with this bacteria.
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