Coz is 8, right at his ideal weight, and very active: 3 daily walks, over an hour of chasing play (ball, laser pointer). His teeth are really pretty clean and healthy other then he chipped a canine long ago in the process of letting me know that crating was not a training process that works for him.
My vet, who I'm a little mixed on at this point, recommended that I have his gums "cut back". I can certainly see the issue as his gums hang low like his jowls. My concern is that I'm "a little mixed" on my vet because she seems to always be "selling me" stuff. His teeth are pretty good and he'll let me brush them. To have them professionally cleaned though, he'll have t be put under. As long as we're doing that, why not do the surgery right? Or at least what she says.
I have no idea. Cost is no concern, I just want to do what's best for my buddy. Being put under and surgery aren't without their own costs (in health) and risks.