Dental Care in Boise, ID
It’s not just a matter of fixing bad breath!
Most people brush their teeth every day, but far fewer of us remember to do the same for our pets. Your pet’s bad breath among other symptoms can be a sign of periodontal disease which not only affects your pet’s teeth but can be a source of discomfort or pain and can lead to serious health problems such as heart, kidney and liver diseases. Periodontal disease is the most common health problem that veterinarians find in pets according to the AVMA. It’s estimated that by the age of two, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some form of periodontal disease. However, with proper and routine pet dental care, it is totally preventable.
If your pet is coming in for a routine exam, we include an examination of your pet’s gums and teeth. Our doctors at Hometown will suggest a dental protocol including dental care regimens at home as well as an estimate for any dental procedures needed to improve and keep the health of your pet’s teeth at optimum levels.
Our dental procedures are performed with your pet under general anesthesia, they are monitored during the whole procedure by our qualified technicians and the doctor. Dental radiographs of your pet’s teeth will be taken to obtain a complete picture of the health of every tooth. We will then scale and polish your pet’s teeth to remove plaque and calculus build-up above and beneath the gum line. At this time, if needed, extractions of any diseased or problem teeth will be done by the Doctor.
- Swollen gums and/or face
- Pain or bleeding
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
Are symptoms of gum disease. If you notice any of these symptoms, we recommend you bring them in immediately for a dental examination.