Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Oral health month

October is Oral Health Month and you can SAVE MONEY with a discounted professional dental cleaning!  Call today to schedule your pet's appointment, as appointments fill up quickly.

Does your pet have bad breath? Unfortunately, most pets do and this is not normal. The foul odor you smell is caused by an infection in their mouth. The most common cause of infection in your pet’s mouth is periodontal disease, which affects over 75% of pets over 2 years of age. Periodontal disease is a progressive and irreversible loss of the structures surrounding the teeth caused by chronic infection and inflammation in the mouth. When your pet eats, residual food particles in the mouth promote growth of bacteria. The bacteria form a slime layer, known as plaque, which attaches to the teeth and hardens to form tartar and calculus. 
The first step in treating periodontal disease requires cleaning the teeth and surrounding tissues. Because your pet will not lie down quietly for a dental cleaning, general anesthesia is required. To prepare anesthesia, your veterinarian will do a thorough examination of your pet, perform blood work and discuss the procedure with you. Your pet will be monitored closely throughout the entire procedure: your pet’s safety is our primary concern. After the teeth are cleaned, X-rays will be taken of the teeth to check for pathology hiding below the gum line.  Your veterinarian will discuss with you any other procedures that may need to be performed.  
Your veterinarian can take radiographs, like this one, to look for specific dental issues.
Your veterinarian will take
radiographs, like this one, to look for
specific dental issues hiding under the gum line. 

For more information about dental cleanings and other services provided by Animal Hospital of Rowlett/Animal Hospital of Heath, please visit or for an estimate you can reply to this email. 

The Doctors and Staff of AHR/AHH  

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