Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction, or repair of animals’ teeth and all other aspects of oral health care in animals. Periodontal disease is often seen before an animal reaches 3 years of age. Many times by the age of 5 many pets have not received routine dental care and may be suffering from pain in the teeth or in the gums. If these issues are left untreated there can be serious pain. Serious infections often form and spread throughout the bloodstream and many times causes issues to the kidneys, liver, and even their heart. When you start to smell “bad breath” please get them in for an appointment right away.