Periodontal disease is present in over 50% of dogs and cats over the age of one. Bad breath, tartar, difficulty eating, and oral pain are all symptoms of dental disease. Healthy Paws Animal Hospital counsels owners on ways to prevent dental disease at home including specific recommendations for reliable products. Necessary dental examinations (Prophylaxis) are performed under general anesthesia and consist of comprehensive oral exam, dental charting, digital dental radiographs, surgical extractions if necessary, scaling, and polishing of teeth.
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