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Dental Disease Information

Periodontal disease is an infection that damages the tissue and bones that support the teeth. There are 4 stages of Periodontal disease:

  1. Gingivitis
  2. Early periodontal disease
  3. Moderate periodontal disease
  4. Advanced Periodontal disease

Below are some photographs of feline (cat) and canine (dog) Periodontal disease stages. (Click on the photos to enlarge)

What happens if I ignore my cat’s teeth?

What happens if I ignore my dog’s teeth?

Dogs love to chew! But chewing the wrong things can be harmful to your pets health and their teeth. The photographs below show some of the different types of tooth fractures.

  • Enamel infraction
  • Enamel fracture
  • Uncomplicated crown fracture
  • Complicated crown fracture
  • Uncomplicated crown-root fracture
  • Complicated crown-root fracture
  • Radiograph of a root fracture

Common Tooth Fractures:

Periodontal disease also affects your pets internal organs such as the liver, heart and kidneys

It doesn’t just affect the mouth:

It doesn’t just affect the mouth:

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