Oral health is an important factor in your pet’s overall health. Your pet’s health and quality of life can be seriously affected by disease or injury to the teeth and oral cavity. One of the most common diseases in cats and dogs is periodontal disease, an inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth. This can occur without routine home care and professional dental cleanings. While 4 out of 5 dogs over the age of 3 years of age suffer from some sort of periodontal disease, it is certainly not the only aspect of your pet’s oral health that should be considered. Oral tumors, malocclusions, tooth and jaw fractures, tooth resorption and stomatitis are conditions that require advanced surgical and dental care as well.