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Do Dogs Teeth Fall Out?

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Everything you need to know about
gingivitis in dogs

Gingivitis in dogs |  What causes gingivitis in dogs?
Treatment for ginigivitis in dogs

Gingivitis in dogs

In a healthy dog the edges of its gums fit tightly around its teeth.

In a dog with gingivitis, plaque and rough calculus has built up along the gum line, producing areas where the gum is forced away from the teeth.

These areas form small pockets which trap food and bacteria.

If left untreated, the gums will become infected.

Gingivitis in dogs

Gums & teeth with minimal plaque

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What causes gingivitis in dogs?

The literal translation of ginivitis comes from "gingiva" meaning gums, and "itis" meaning "inflammation". Gingivitis in dogs is a "mild form of periodontal disease", but if left untreated can progress into serious periodontal or gum disease in your dog.

If your dog has bad breath; red gums instead of pink; and gums that bleed when touched, you can be sure it has chronic inflammation present to some degree.

Gingivitis in dogs is mainly caused by inadequate oral hygiene, e.g. you are not brushing your dog's teeth on a daily basis and or not giving it sufficient raw bones or hide bones to chew on.

Gingivitis in dogs

Gums & teeth with calculus
and periodontal disease

As with humans, plaque in dogs can re-form very quickly, to be precise plaque will form within 24 hours of brushing your dog's teeth. Plaque that remains in your dog's mouth for longer than 2 or 3 days goes hard under the gum line, and forms calculus and food traps.

As previously stated in our segment Dental Disease Precursors, plaque and calculus are the precursors to periodontal disease

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Treatment for ginigivitis in dogs

Fortunately, gingivitis in dogs is reversible and treatment of the condition is always focused on preventing the condition from progressing to periodontitis.

Your dog’s teeth will need to be professionally cleaned by your veterinarian. This will involve a general anesthetic as well as a course of antibiotics to prevent infection.

Gingivitis in dogs

Gingivitis free gums & teeth

Your dog's teeth cleaning treatment needs to be followed up by a regular routine of home oral care. In fact the treatment and after care prescribed for gingivitis in dogs is almost identical to treating gingivitis or gum disease in humans.

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Home  |  Welcome  |  About Us  |  How To Clean My Dogs Teeth  |  Dental Disease Precursors  |  Dog Dental Decay  |  Gingivitis in Dogs
Periodontal Disease in Dogs  |  Periodontal Grades  |  Prevention of Periodontal Disease  |  Dog Stomatitis  |  Dog Dental Anesthesia
Dog Bacterial Infections  |  Dog Dental Care  |  Puppy Breath  |  Dog Breath Cure  |  Your Dog's Diet  |  Dog Dental Facts
Dog Dental FAQ  |  Dog Dental Care Products  |  Insights & Articles  |  Useful Links  |  Our Privacy Policy  |  Disclaimer

Follow these links and soak up the free information to gain a happier, healthier dog who thinks you are the best person on the planet!

Your dogs suffer in silence because they can't tell you about . . .

their painful teeth    |     their flea problems    |     or their allergies

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