Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in our pets. It is the number one cause of bad breath and dental decay. Holt Animal Hospital offers dental exams and cleaning. During these procedures your pet is placed under general anesthesia, a thorough oral exam is performed and any unviable teeth are excised. After scaling and polishing all teeth, a medicated flush is used to wash the gum line. If severe periodontal disease is present, laser therapy and oral antibiotics are our main line of treatment.