Pet dental care most commonly addresses periodontal disease. It is one of the most common ailments to affect dog and cat health care. But the outward signs are not always obvious until the condition has progressed to a point warranting more extensive treatment. In addition to its negative oral consequences, unchecked periodontal disease has been linked to other organ pathology, including the liver, lungs, kidneys and heart. Other conditions that some research has shown it may contribute to include the worsening of certain forms of arthritis and the development of diabetes.
Our goal at Napa Valley Veterinary Hospital is to help prevent periodontal disease from forming, and, when present, eliminate and try to minimize the potential for recurrence.
We perform sedative and full anesthetic dental cleanings and oral assessment. With the use of dental radiography, we can assess the overall health of individual teeth and determine if further treatment is warranted. When your pet is discharged, you will be updated on how to best care for your pet’s teeth on an ongoing basis.