Dental disease can impact more than just your pet’s smile.
Pets with inflamed, receded gums and brown teeth can have a reduced quality of life. Diseased teeth and gums serve as a chronic source of inflammation and bacterial infection that can weaken your pet’s immune system. Pet dental problems can also lead to infections of the sinuses, eye sockets, cardiovascular and circulatory systems. In addition to regular dental cleanings, there are many preventative measures that pet owners can take to improve their pet’s dental health.
Even if your pet is older, the benefits of addressing severe dental disease outweigh the minimal risks of anesthesia. Older pets typically show a renewed surge of energy and will live longer, healthier lives.