There is no doubt that dental disease is a widespread problem in the pets that we see in practice. It is one of the top three disorders according to a study by VetCompass. As with most things being aware of a problem or the potential for a problem is the first step to resolving it.
We have had another busy week full of Dental procedures! The photos below show how much damage can be hiding underneath plaque. The gums have receded back leaving roots exposed and inflamed gums. This dog needed multiple extractions to achieve a healthy, pain-free mouth. Many dogs are prone to bad teeth but there are lots