Real Life Example: Bogie
Bogie is a 9 year-old Maltese. He is a fairly new patient at Southport Vet Center. His owners brought him in recently when they smelled an odor coming from his mouth. A dental cleaning, evaluation and full mouth x-rays were recommended by Dr. Hart after she completed a full examination and blood testing. Dr. Larson performed an oral exam under anesthesia and found several loose teeth, pockets of infection and visible bone loss. Dental x-rays revealed sever bone loss and periodontal disease, requiring extraction of 28 painful teeth. Bogie is recovering well and eating great just days after the extensive procedure!
Daily at-home brushing and yearly dental cleanings with x-rays could have prevented most of these teeth from becoming infected. Please schedule an exam to have your pet’s teeth evaluated before you notice trouble eating or bad breath.
Note: Bogie’s owners kindly gave us pemission to tell his story, so that other pet owners could learn about the importance of dental care from their experience.