Dental Cleaning and Surgery
It is vitally important for puppies and kittens to have a comprehensive dental regime from an early age. They need to begin proper dental hygiene as early as possible to keep their teeth in the best of health throughout their lives. More than 80% of all pets are affected by periodontal disease by the time they are middle aged. This can be prevented by taking care of the teeth of your pet as early as possible.
Periodontal disease affects the gums as well as the deep roots of the teeth and is caused by dental plaque build up. When the plaque becomes infected by bacteria, it hardens on the teeth and becomes tartar. Serious health concerns can result and can even shorten your pet’s life span. In order to avoid periodontal disease in your pet, we recommend inspecting their teeth and gums yearly. Combat poor dental hygiene and bad breath with teeth brushing, dental cleaning, chew sticks, and dental care products.
The Honolulu Pet Clinic provides dental cleaning services by administering a pre-anesthetic salve as well as checking organ function prior to the cleaning. Subsequently, dental radiographs are taken to view the hard to see areas in order to uncover abscesses, fractured roots, deep pockets, and other dental health concerns.