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Center Veterinary Clinic

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8977 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 858-271-1152
Fax: 858-271-6821

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:305:30
Tuesday7:305:30
Wednesday7:305:30
Thursday7:305:30
Friday7:305:30
Saturday8:304:30
SundayClosedClosed
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Oral Disease Signs and Symptoms

periodentaldisease1.jpgPeriodontal disease is a process that causes the degeneration of structures that cradle the teeth in their normal position.  Bacteria collects along the gum lines and eventually destroys this first line of defense for the teeth.  When the bacteria gain access to the vulnerable periodontal tissues and structures, it damages the tooth.  This process will loosen the teeth and eventually, they will fall out.

A symptom of periodontal disease is a buildup of brownish-black material called tartar (a concentration of mineralized bacteria) on the teeth, and/or the gums may bleed.

Treatment involves removing tartar and polishing the teeth.  In some circumstances, surgical trimming of excess gum tissue may be required to eliminate the pockets at the gum line, which collect bacteria.  A general anesthetic is necessary for these procedures and laboratory tests may be required to determine you pet's ability to undergo anesthesia.

Anesthesia free teeth cleaning is a cosmetic procedure only and is not recommended.  It does not allow a complete oral exam, therefore, oral disease can be missed and oral problems can persist. 

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Dr. Bigelow has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

John Doe
San Diego, CA

Office Hours

Day
Monday7:305:30
Tuesday7:305:30
Wednesday7:305:30
Thursday7:305:30
Friday7:305:30
Saturday8:304:30
SundayClosedClosed
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