Dogs are commonly affected by periodontal disease. The small breed dogs have a greater tendency to have severe periodontal disease although some large breed dogs are also affected. This will affect most dogs by 3 years of age. In some small breed dogs the infection of the large lower first molar teeth can cause of pathological fracture of the jaw. This will cause the lower jaw to become unaligned with the upper jaw and it will painful and hard for the dog to chew.
Fractured and worn teeth are very common in dogs. If the pulp is exposed it will lead to infection of the bone and it will be painful. The surface of the tooth crown may be discoloured and brown. The crown itself may be discoloured pink, grey, purple.
Some dogs can have a serious, painful condition called CUPS (chronic ulcerative paradental stomatitis). These dogs have sores on the gums adjacent to teeth and halitosis. Sometimes you will notice bleeding It is very important to see your veterinarian for this problem.
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In our newest video we tell you what gum recession is and show you a few tips on how to recognize it.
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This video shows x-rays of the upper right and left molar teeth at the back of the mouth in this dog. These teeth are hidden from view so this is very easily missed by pet owners.
This series of 3 short videos shows what the vet sees in the oral exam. Remember that now all the disease is seen. X-rays are needed to see how severe the problem is.
Do you ever wonder about how often your pet needs to have a professional teeth clean? You are not alone. Here is the answer and reasons why.
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This is for people who need a few ideas on how to best start out brushing their pet's teeth. For further information watch Dr Banyard's other videos on you tube, 'Dentistry for Pet Owners 101' and 'Professional teeth clean in a dog: Parts 1 to 7'.
24/7 emergency service is very costly to MediCare and no less costly to veterinarians. The following Emergency clinics are best equipped for your pet's emergency needs. For after hour emergency service please call:
1. Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley
Hours: Open 24/7
#306-6325 204th Street,
Langley, B.C. Canada V2Y 3B3
2. Abbotsford Valley Animal Emergency Clinic
Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 8:00 am, Sunday and weekends 24hours
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