Dentistry & Dental X-Rays

Boundary Animal Hospital offers many options to help keep your pet’s teeth clean and their gums healthy. A full dental scheduled every 6 to 18 months may be required. This will depend on your pet’s degree of gingivitis and periodontitis. Full dentals generally involve anesthesia for a complete oral examination, ultrasonic scaling, polishing and fluoride treatment. With some cats, depending on tolerance, we will do what is called a RHand Descale, without anesthesia, when there is only moderate tartar build-up.

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Why is dental care important for pets?

Your pets need dental care for the same reason that we do. The most common disease in pet animals is periodontal disease. They are also subject to broken teeth, orthodontic problems and even cavities. All of these problems will affect your animal’s mouth, obviously, but can also lead to the infections that introduce bacteria into other parts of the body. In other words, bad teeth can lead to a sick animal. Evidence continues to mount that chronic infection or inflammation in any part of the body can have serious negative impact on systemic health.