Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed infectious disease in pets. By the time they are 4 years old, 85% of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease. If left untreated, oral disease can lead to serious consequences for your pet, including severe pain, bad breath and tooth loss. Chronic infections can spread to the major organs, where they can seriously compromise your pet's health. Granite City Pet Hospital performs full mouth dental x-rays along with a complete oral exam, dental scaling and polishing to every pet here for a dental procedure.
Dental x-rays are a necessary tool in evaluating the health of your pets’ teeth by allowing us to see below the gum line and inside the crown of each tooth. Periodontal pockets, gum disease, crown defects and root abnormalities can be very painful and often times go unnoticed to the naked eye on physical exam. With all this information, we can perform any necessary extractions or treat infection below the gum line using an antibiotic gel. These treatments together will protect your pets’ teeth and overall health for the future. Call us to schedule a dental procedure or an oral exam for your pet.