What is Periodontal Disease?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

By now, you already know how important it is to maintain healthy teeth for your pets. There are many risks of neglecting to do so: bad breath, pain, tooth loss, etc. Perhaps the most serious risk is periodontal disease. But what is it, exactly? What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is no different in pets ...

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Why Anesthesia?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

When people go to the dentist for a checkup, we usually don’t need anesthesia. So why do our pets? Our vets explain why pets need to be anesthetized for routine cleanings. The vet will start with a consultation when your pet is awake to get a general idea of your pet’s dental condition.  Most of ...

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Dental Risks

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

Our veterinarians are often asked, “Why do I need to get my pet’s teeth professionally cleaned? Aren’t dental chews and water additives enough?” While the methods we listed in our last blog post are effective in maintaining teeth in between professional cleanings, here you can learn a bit more about what can happen if your ...

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Alternatives to Brushing

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Blog, Dentistry

Did you know that 85% of both cats and dogs have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years old? Neglecting your pet’s teeth leads to more than just bad breath; it can be painful for your pet and may even result in tooth loss. It’s important to keep both your dog’s and cat’s teeth ...

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The Benefits of Teeth Brushing

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Dentistry, Services

Why should you worry about your pet’s teeth? It’s as true for our pets as it is for us. In human medicine, periodontal disease has been proven to be linked to many disease processes. Based on studies done by the American Veterinary Dental Society, 85% of adult pets have some stage of dental disease and ...

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Free Dental Exams

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Dentistry

Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets Greater than 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 years have some form of dental disease. Free Dental Exams Gotham Veterinary Center offers free dental health consultations performed by our veterinarians. They will examine your pet, discuss any existing oral health ...

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