These 4 photos show different degrees of the same level of progression and would be classed as Level 1-2 on the periodontal disease scale. At this level it is considered reversible. We can return the mouth to healthy state with a routine non surgical dental protocol. The surfaces of the teeth have a moderate to heavy amount of Dental Calculus, Plaque and Gingivitis. But, notice the gum line still carries a uniformity of health.
This mouth is severely diseased. We can see that the gum lines Protective Seal has failed. The gum line is angry and has moderate to severe recession over most of the visible teeth.
Oral surgery is the protocol for this level of progression. Dental radiographs to determine at what level of bone loss has occurred and to determine the number of teeth that need to be removed to return the mouth to a healthy stage.
The focus of dental hygiene is to prevent oral disease and promote wellness. Houndstooth is a Non-Anesthetic Veterinary Dental Service (NAVDS) that has specialized in preventative dental care for dogs & cats for over 30 years and is regarded as the premiere provider in this unique field. Houndstooth is the first to bring a team approach in dental care for your pet.
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Pet owners frequently confide that they don’t have any idea what their pet’s teeth and gums should look like or where to start to properly care for them. Read More
Houndstooth’s approach gives veterinarians the ability to offer several different levels of care ranging from a routine to treatments for senior or health-compromised pets. Read More
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Gingivitis, inflammation of the gums is the first indication that gum disease is beginning. At early stages, it is reversible with routine dental hygiene. Read More
Meet Our Technicians
All of our technicians are proficient in gentle, effective animal handling techniques & pet psychology. We treat all pets & their guardians with respect & compassion, taking into account each individual pet’s physical & emotional well being. Our constant pursuit of education & knowledge through professional organizations, journals & training assures that our technician’s remain well-informed & current in areas of hygiene, infection control & animal handling.