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Dental care is another critical component in your pet's wellness plan. Just like people, pets require regular dental visits to keep their teeth clean and healthy. As plaque builds up on your pet's teeth and hardens into tartar, it can lead to gingivitis—a disease that causes bad breath and reddened gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can eventually develop into periodontal disease, a dangerous infection that can lead to serious health conditions, such as heart and kidney disease.

That's why we recommend regular dental cleanings to maintain your pet's teeth and overall health. Jonesville Animal Hospital provides comprehensive dental services including:

•    Dental cleanings
•    Dental Radiology
•    Tooth extractions
•    Routine Oral surgery

As part of our comprehensive dental care plan, we perform full mouth x-rays of your pet's teeth with every dental cleaning. This allows our veterinarians to inspect areas of your pet's teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Dental radiology is extremely important because it helps us diagnose hidden problems, determine if tooth extractions are necessary and treat dental disease.

Our doctors will also discuss how you can care for your pet's teeth at home. When you commit to a home dental care routine with your dog or cat, you can often reduce the frequency of professional cleanings and improve your pet's overall health.

If you have questions or concerns about your pet's dental health, or the dental procedure, please feel free to give us a call.