About Dental Disease

Dental disease is caused by the combination of food residue and the bacteria living in the mouth, though it can be complicated by things such as fractured teeth.

Grade I: Plaque has formed on the teeth, and the gum tissue (gingiva) at the edge of the tooth is inflamed.

Grade II: All of the gingiva is swollen and inflamed. Tartar has continued to form.

Grade III: The gingiva is fragile, and may bleed. It is beginning to recede from the edge of the tooth.

Grade IV: Chronic infection is destroying the gingival tissue, the root of the tooth, and the bone the teeth are attached to.


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Coronavirus Action Plan

The emergence of COVID 19 has generated a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety. It’s new, it’s unexpected and that makes it hard to know what to do for many. Gallatin Veterinary Hospital feels lucky to know what to do. We have training in infectious disease.

We have many ways to help address risks. Since we believe in individual care, we ask for your help communicating your needs and concerns. Click HERE for a detailed document.