Basic dogs’ dental disease.

Basic dog's dental disease

The white smile of your dog shows the animal’s health. But what if in your case things are looking different?

Let’s have a look what kind of dental diseases can dogs have and how to deal with them.


The most common disease is tartar. They look like a gray-green plaque at the base of the tooth and on its surface. They make your dog’s teeth look bad, cause bad breath. Tartar affects gums.

Prevention is important. Although the effectiveness of special treats and dog’s toothpaste is not proved – it does not hurt to have all of this as everyday treatment. But if we have already passed the stage, then you can contact Smile4Pet. Either mechanically or with the help of lactic acid, we will remove the plaque from the animal’s teeth.

tartar at dog's teeth
tartar at dog’s teeth

Dental caries also plagues our four-legged friends. If your dog’s tooth has changed color and density, then most likely it is caries. Caries destroys the tooth, which can lead to tooth loss. Because of this, a dog can have a bad breath. Most likely you would need to contact the veterinarian. He will treat the tooth with sodium chloride solution or, if the tooth can’t be saved, a veterinarian will remove it.

Pulpitis can cause pain and torment to a pet. This is an inflammation of the pulp, the soft inner part of the tooth. Because there are many blood vessels and nerve endings, the disease causes great inconvenience to the dog. As a result, the tooth should be removed. Make sure that your veterinarian has an x-ray. It’s really important to make an x-ray before ad after removal to control the level of inflammation around the tooth root. If the tooth does not remove completely, it could cause serious issues and even a dog’s death.

And the most unpleasant dental disease in an animal is periodontitis. It is an inflammatory process in dental tissues. It may occur because of mechanical injury to the jaw or due to overgrown inflammation of the gums or pulp. If the dog is painful with pressure and “the pulp” is swollen, then it is possible that your dog has periodontitis. They are treated by washing or removing the diseased tooth.

In every disease, the key thing is not to start it up. So it is important to prevent dental diseases and examine the dog’s oral cavity regularly.

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