Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning in North Greenville, NC Preventing Dental Disease

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cat and dog teeth cleaning in greenville, nc

Dental disease is the single most common disease in cats and dogs, yet it is entirely preventable! With consistent at-home dental care and routine professional cat and dog teeth cleanings, your pet can avoid this painful and life-limiting disease. At Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, we take a strong proactive approach to dental care that focuses on preventing disease in the first place, rather than treating the symptoms.

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Problems Caused by Dental Disease

There’s a lot more at stake than teeth and gum health when it comes to dental disease. Over time, the disease can affect your pet’s quality of life, and even their systemic health. In addition to causing gingivitis, periodontal disease, and damaged teeth, the disease can even affect your pet’s heart, liver, and kidneys by leaking bacteria into the bloodstream.

Preventing Dental Disease in Cats & Dogs

You can play an active role in preventing dental disease with the following:

  • Brushing your pet’s teeth
  • Adding dental chews and dental treats to your pet’s diet
  • Using water additives and oral rinses
  • Giving your pet dental toys to play with
  • Putting your pet on a tartar control diet
  • Visiting the vet for regular check-ups and teeth cleanings

Our Professional Pet Teeth Cleaning Services

At Animal Care Veterinary Hospital, we perform comprehensive cat and dog teeth cleaning services under general anesthesia for the safety and comfort of your pet. We take all the safety precautions necessary to ensure your pet has a smooth, risk-free procedure.

Our teeth cleaning procedures often include:

  • Digital dental X-rays and an oral exam to assess tooth and gum health
  • Ultrasonic and hand scaling that removes plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line
  • Polishing of each tooth’s enamel to smooth the surface and reduce future tartar buildup
  • Extractions of damaged teeth, if necessary*

*We’ll first ask your permission before we perform any extractions. Pain management will also be provided in order to ensure your pet remains comfortable throughout the procedure and their recovery.