Periodontal disease is one of the number one diseases of our pets and it is one of the easiest diseases to treat. Yukon Hills Animal Hospital offers dental prophylaxis as one of our hospital services. This involves ultrasonic scaling, which cleans the tartar off of the teeth. Polishing is performed to smooth the teeth so it is not as easy for tartar to build up. A fluoride treatment is performed as a preventative measure which will help the health of your pet. We encourage daily brushing of your pet’s teeth. Below are some examples of the dentistry have performed.

The two pictures below are of a patient who has a grade II-III/V dental disease. We performed a dental prophylaxis and you can see the results.
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Below are a set of pictures from a patient with grade III-IV/V dental disease.
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If you have any questions about your pet and periodontal disease please call us or bring your pet in for an exam by one of our veterinarians or technicians. Listed below are some signs and symptoms of periodontal disease for you to look at on your pets.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain (pawing at the mouth)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding, inflamed or receding gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Difficulty eating and/or chewing food
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Tartar or plaque