Problem Dental disease is very common in dogs and cats. Plaque and tartar build up on the teeth and lead to gingivitis, infection of the gums. Periodontal disease occurs when the infection extends into the tooth roots and surrounding bone, causing significant pain and discomfort. Bacteria can also enter the blood stream and cause infections in other parts of the body such as the kidneys and heart. At Kyabram Veterinary Clinic we offer preventative dental treatments like cleaning, scaling and extractions, which can stop dental disease. We can also offer professional advice on prophylactic dental care for your pets.