Oral hygiene is an important part in having a healthy pet. The buildup of plaque and tartar can lead to periodontal disease. This disease causes swelling, tenderness, recession and bleeding of the gums as well as pain and bad breath. Symptoms to look for are yellow/brown tartar buildup along the gum line, bad breath and red gums. If left untreated periodontal disease can result in tooth loss and surgery can be required. The infection can also spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream.
Fourth Line Animal Hospital is equipped with the techniques to help improve oral hygiene in pets. Along with advice from the veterinarian a high speed dental machine is available for cleanings, cutting and polishing of the teeth.