Dawsonville Pet Dentistry Services
Much like our teeth, it is important to keep your pet’s teeth healthy, so that they can live a better and happier life. While you can keep your pet’s teeth clean at home, it is best to have a professional veterinarian to check them on a regular basis as a preventive measure. Our doctors and staff have the skill and equipment necessary to perform routine teeth cleaning, dental x-rays, extractions, and gum work. To schedule an appointment for your pet’s next cleaning, call (706) 216-8387.
How Pet Dentistry Works
Did you know that most dental diseases will start below your pet’s gumline? It’s true! That’s why we have to put your pet under anesthesia in order to perform a thorough cleaning. This process will include scaling (the removal of built-up plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth) and polishing. It’s really not that much different from the human dental visits that you’re used to.
At your pet’s yearly exam, Edward Holton, our veterinarian, will evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums to determine if there is possible dental disease. If necessary we will schedule your pet for a dental cleaning. We will have your pet come in the morning so we can do a deep teeth cleaning while they are under anesthesia. While your pet is under anesthesia, Dr. Holton will do an extensive oral exam and a trained technician will take dental x-rays. Dental x-rays will show us if there is any disease under the gum line that we cannot see. If necessary, Dr. Holton will perform any extractions to remove any diseased teeth. After this short procedure, your pet will be able to come home to you the same afternoon!
How Often to Schedule Pet Dental Work
At All Animals Vet, we recommend that you schedule our pet dentistry services at least once a year. When you stay on top of your pet’s oral health, your veterinarian can catch any issues while they’re still in their early stages. This can prevent major discomfort for your pet and also save you on costs that would have gone toward damage repair.
There are some signs and symptoms that you can look for in your pet that could mean they are having a problem with their oral health. Your furbaby may become irritable from pain that may not be obvious to you. Make sure you are being careful when you check their mouth so as not to further upset their discomfort. Even if they would normally never bite anyone, your pet can bite you or others if they are in enough pain.
If you’re seeing any of the following oral symptoms in your pet, make sure to call your Dawsonville vet and schedule a visit:
- Broken or loose teeth
- Discolored teeth or teeth that are covered in tartar
- Odd chewing, extra drooling, or the inability to keep food in their mouth
- Bad breath
- Little or no appetite
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Evident pain in or around the mouth
- Swelling in or around the mouth
We care about your pet’s health just as much as you do. Our veterinarian will be able to diagnose and treat any dental problems your pet might have. Keep your pet’s smile happy and healthy with All Animals Vet!