4820 East 33rd Street, Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone : (918) 749-8387
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Periodontal disease if the most common disease condition in dogs and cats. Most dogs and cats by age three have signs of periodontal disease, but it can even be seen in pets less than one year of age. Periodontal disease can range from gingivitis to severe bone loss around the teeth and the only clinical sign that may be noticed is bad breath. Bacteria are responsible for periodontal disease. These bacteria that are found in the plaque and calculus can colonize the area below the gum line and secrete substances that can damage the bone and soft tissues. This can lead to gingivitis, gum loss, bone loss and eventual loss of the tooth. Even worse, periodontal disease can also have systemic consequences. In humans, evidence suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, lung disease and other systemic problems.
|Healthy Mouth||Every 6-12 Months|
|Gingivitis||Every 6 Months|
|Periodontitis||Every 3-6 Months|
|Advanced Periodontal Disease||Monthly Until Controlled|