Periodontal disease is one of the most common problems among dogs and cats. In fact, the vast majority of pets suffers from some degree of this common issue by the time they reach just three years of age. And when left untreated, these problems can cause much more than a case of bad breath. Tooth and gum disease can cause discomfort, pain, difficulty eating, infections, damage to the heart, kidneys, and liver, and even premature death.
When you bring your dog or cat to us for pet dentistry in Foster City, one of our veterinarians will perform a thorough oral exam and clean your pet’s teeth while they are under general anesthesia. (Don’t worry; we’ll examine your pet first to make sure they are healthy enough for anesthesia!) We will take x-rays, clean the teeth above and below the gumline, search for serious problems, and when needed, perform extractions.