Many pet owners are unaware that, by the age of three, most dogs and cats have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease emerges when plaque hardens into tartar and spreads below the gumline, cultivating the growth of harmful bacteria. This bacteria erodes local supporting structures and can spread to your pet's internal organs via their bloodstream. Sadly, many pets live in (silent) pain because of this, and can even suffer from organ disease and shortened lifespans. But not to worry - periodontal disease is no match for our skilled team! During your pet's dental checkup, we will look for signs of the disease, can recommend home care, or schedule a cleaning if necessary.