Oral Tissues

IT'S NOT ALL IN THE SMILE
Dental months focus is not just about teeth.
It is also about the tissues in the mouth:
* Gums
* Tongue
* Hard and soft pallets
* Inside of the lips

AND
the periodontal structures (the structures supporting the teeth):
* Periodontal ligament
* Alveolar bone

When we perform any form of dentistry we also thoroughly examine your pets oral tissues and we can take dental x-rays to assess the periodontal structures in detail.

Problems regarding soft tissues can include:
* Ulcerations
* Inconsistency in colour/texture
* Lacerations
* Tissue enlargements
* Benign/cancerous growths
Problems regarding periodontal structures can include:
* Bone loss
* Periodontal pocketing (gum pocketing)