Dental x-rays give us the full story.
All dogs and cats need dental care throughout their lives. Regular pet dental care prevents pain, which is important. Dental care protects not only a pet’s mouth from gingivitis, periodontal disease and associated infection, but also the heart, kidneys and liver. This in turn will contribute to your pet’s overall wellness and lead to a longer, more comfortable life.
This picture is of one of our patients that suffered from severe periodontal disease. You can see from the image that the 3 teeth furthest to the left have considerable bone loss at the gum line which can only be seen by taking an x-ray. Although the teeth were compromised visually as well, the x-ray confirmed that only one extraction was indeed necessary.
Pets are experts at hiding pain, so finding dental problems early or preventing them in the first place is important.
You can see only 30% of your pet’s teeth above the gum line, dental x-rays help by showing us the complete picture below the gum line as well. That is why at Pinellas Animal Hospital we recommend an exam with a complete dental cleaning which includes a full mouth dental x-ray package.
In recognition of Pet Dental Month, when you schedule your pets’ dental cleaning through the month of February, you will receive a 10% discount on the dental cleaning itself and also on the pre anesthetic blood work.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment call 727-546-0005 today!
The Doctors and Staff of Pinellas Animal Hospital