Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease in Ferrets
Special dental tools will be used to remove all plaque and calculus, to polish the teeth, and to rinse them. A gentle technique is necessary when cleaning, as ferret teeth are more fragile than canine or feline teeth. He or she will then teach you how to clean your ferret’s teeth, and appointments for follow-up examinations should be scheduled. Antibiotics are generally not necessary in patients with mild gingivitis, but may be prescribed for severe disease.
Living and Management
Regular oral reexaminations as well as oral home care are effective in treating and preventing future cases of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Your veterinarian may also recommend dietary changes, including a move to more hard types of foods, which tend to leave less substrate on the teeth than soft food.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition in which the gums become inflamed
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.
The white substance over the crown of teeth
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