Hallett Veterinary Hospital, INC.

5744 Brown Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066




Food particles left on or between teeth after eating are broken down by bacteria to form plaque. Over time, plaque hardens into tartar, which is visible as a brown crust on the tooth. Tartar also accumulates under the gums, where it causes gingivitis (red, irritated gums) and eventually periodontal disease (loss of attachment of tooth roots to tooth socket).

By age 3, more than 75% of dogs and cats have gingivitis or periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes discomfort, bad breath, tooth loss, and can potentially contribute to diseases of the heart valves, kidneys, liver, and immune system.

Cats develop a unique type of dental disease call Oral Resorptive Lesions. These are painful cavities, usually on the side teeth. These cavities are not caused by bacterial decay as human cavities are.

Additional problems encountered include fractured teeth, mis-aligned teeth, retained "baby" teeth, foreign bodies, and oral tumors.

Our Dentistry Services:

Digital Dental X-rays

Scale and Polish (cleaning)

Nutrition Consultation

Oral Surgery (tooth extractions)

 Full Mouth Digital Dental Radiographs

 Periodontal Care

 Home Care (brushing or water additive)

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Digital Dental Xrays for Pets tell the whole story