Periodontal disease is a serious concern for the general well being of ours pets.

Animals naturally hide pain from us even though they experience twice as much dental pain than people. .
Many animals with severe, even life threatening, dental disease show minimal to no symptoms of discomfort or disease at all.


Pets need their teeth brushed daily just like humans.

Plaque will start to build up just 24 hours after a dental cleaning or tooth brushing. Plaque is the film on teeth when they are not brushed that, over time, will form into tartar or calculus. If plaque is not removed, it generates a biofilm. The biofilm is made up of millions of bacteria. This is what causes gingivitis, infections, periodontal disease, and abscesses in people and our pets.

Regular brushing clears the plaque and prevents these biofilms from forming. Here is a chart to help you know what we are looking for and how you can check your pets at home.

Imagine not brushing your teeth everyday!

We can brush our teeth 2-3 times a day, get dental cleanings 2-3 times a year and still can get cavities.

Dogs and cats require the same level of dental care. Genetics (just as in people) can predispose certain dogs to having more severe periodontal disease and plaque build up.
Even with regular brushing and routine dental care at home, our pets may still require advanced dental care. First, we will start with a thorough exam of your pet’s mouth. Our findings and recommendations will be thoroughly discussed.
We want to make sure all of your questions are answered.

Once tartar is allowed to accumulate, it is extremely
difficult to get rid of even with brushing and antibiotics.

The millions of bacteria that make up tartar can easily enter the blood stream through inflamed gum tissue (gingivitis) and cause infections in the heart and kidneys

We may recommend a dental for the following reasons:

  • Plaque and tartar build up
  • Moderate to severe gingivitis
  • Bleeding gums
  • Gingival recession
  • Infections / abscesses
  • Root or pulp exposure
  • Tooth erosion
  • Fractured (broken) teeth
  • Pain

At East Side, our dental machines are the latest and best in technology to allow for the most thorough deep cleaning. All dental cleanings are preformed under anesthesia and include ultrasonic scaling, followed by probing each tooth for disease, pain, pocketing, then polishing and a mouth rinse. This is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup

It is our goal to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain free AND give you the knowledge to care for your pet at home after the dental.

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