Good oral health is more than just a pretty smile. Poor dental hygiene can put both your pet’s health and your pocket book at risk. “Dog breath” can be a sign of untreated dental conditions, like a painful abscessed tooth or gingivitis. Most pet dental disease occurs below the gums, where you can’t see it. Your pet should have a dental exam at least once a year. Routine cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease and save money in the long run. More importantly, a complete oral examination can detect hidden health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can damage internal organs, including the heart, liver and kidneys. The Stock Doc is the only clinic in Riverton that performs full mouth dental x-rays, so we can find painful lesions below the gum line and eliminate the pain and infection so your pet will feel better quickly.