What Is Happening in Your Pet’s Mouth?
At Sacramento Veterinary Dental Services, we strive to give you the highest level of veterinary dental care. We believe an important part of giving your pet quality care is owner education. During your pet’s visit, we’ll provide you with the valuable information that will help you understand your pet’s condition and explain our recommendations for your pet’s treatment.
If you are concerned about your pet’s oral health, please browse the links below for information and printable detailed handouts regarding some of the multiple dental conditions that commonly affect dogs and cats. If you or your primary veterinarian believes your pet may have one of these conditions, please contact us to make an appointment.
- Pet periodontal disease is the most common dental disease found in dogs and cats. More than 80% of pets over the age of three will develop periodontal disease. This disease cannot be reversed once it has involved the jawbones, but it must be addressed in order to maintain the health of your pet.
- Feline dental disease requires a high level of skill and extra attention to detail. Cats have unique and specific concerns that need to be kept in mind when it comes to treating their teeth and oral cavities.
- Dog and cat oral tumors are any abnormal growths that your pet develops in his or her mouth and have the potential to become malignant. SacVDS specializes in the detection, diagnosis, and removal of these tumors if they are affecting your pet’s teeth or oral cavities.
- Puppy and kitten dental disease is important to detect in young pets because it could affect their quality of life as they grow older. Puppies and kittens have all of their adult teeth by the age of six months and should be monitored closely during this period due to their rapid development.
- Fractured or discolored teeth are serious conditions because they are a sign of disease in the mouth that will lead to more consequences if they are left untreated.
- Head and oral trauma, such as jaw fractures, can occur in two ways: if your pet is physically injured or due to the jawbone being weakened from periodontal disease. Our goal at SacVDS is to help your pet heal so that he or she can go back to being happy and healthy.