Dentistry is one of our passions here at Brentwood Veterinary Clinic. Not only does plaque and tartar build up cause bad breath in your pet, but it can lead to oral pain, decreased appetite, and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects your pet’s mouth and can also cause damage in the liver, kidney, and heart muscle.
Most dental disease occurs below the gum line, where it’s hard to see. This is why it is important for pets to have a thorough dental exam and cleaning done under anesthesia. Also, we have a dental xray machine to help evaluate the jaw and tooth roots below the gum line, routinely perform dental extractions and oral surgery, and are able to perform root canals if necessary.
At home dental care is just as important as having routine dentals at the veterinary office. Here are some of the products recommended by the doctors at Brentwood Veterinary Clinic: