Gingivitis in Dogs
Did you know that in some cases canines can actually develop gingivitis? What is gingivitis? It’s a form of gum disease that has been known to affect dogs of all breeds and ages whether male or female. Some experts believe gingivitis often occurs due to tartar and plaque buildup on the teeth of canines. The disease itself can cause inflammation and irritation to the mouth, teeth and gums. Gingivitis is said to be one of the foundations for periodontal disease. Severe gingivitis can cause extreme redness, irritation and inflammation in the dog’s mouth making chewing, drinking, and just about anything else uncomfortable. One of the first signs of gingivitis can be extremely bad breath that just won’t go away. This is referred to as Halitosis. If you notice bad breath or build up of tartar or plaque on your dog’s gums, please contact your dog Advanced Dentistry Huntersville, NC team to schedule an exam.