Studies show that 85% of dogs and cats over the age of four suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. This can lead to inflammation and pain along the gum line and in turn, may lead to heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease. We recommend annual oral examinations and routine preventative dental cleanings under general anesthesia. Olde Towne Animal Hospital is equipped with the latest in dental care including dental radiology, periodontal treatments, and even extractions when necessary. These technologies are important to help detect problems that are not immediately obvious but may become more extensive if not treated early.