Dental Care

Does your pet have bad breath, cracked teeth, or a buildup of tartar?

Regular thorough dental exams and hygiene practices are an important part of your pet's health. They help to prevent a buildup of tartar, address cracked or chipped teeth, and focus on causes of bad breath such as gum disease, infections, and abscesses.Without proper dental care and regular exams from your veterinarian, these ailments can not only cause your pet pain, but they can also take years off your pet's life!

Our vets know just how important it is to ensure that your pet receives top class dental care and they are trained in the most up to date dental procedures. Their skills in combination with our dental facilities provide your pet with the services needed to meet all dental and periodontal needs.

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 Why Veterinary Dental Visits are Necessary

Without proper dental care, your pet experiences a buildup of plaque which can result in bacteria being released in to your pet's blood stream. This bacteria can then result in a shortened lifespan for your pet as the loose bacteria causes infection in critical organs and tissues such as the endocardium (the lining of a heart.) This is why, on top of regular tooth brushing and the provision of chew toys and bones can help with gum health, that it is important to make regular dental visits to your vet!

In addition to making regular dental checkup visits to your pet's veterinarian, you can look out for signs of dental problems at home while brushing your pet's teeth. Some things to look out for include:

  • Refusal to eat
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A crust of plaque on the teeth that is yellow or brown in color
  • Swollen or red gums
  • Cracked, loose, or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Bleeding gums

 

Dental Services that we Offer

While we entrust your pet's regular dental hygiene to you, our pet dentists are trained in a wide range of dental procedures.

Dental Cleanings
A thorough dental cleaning by your veterinarian removes plaque that has built up on your pet's teeth and below the gum line. If left uncleaned, plaque can lead to periodontal disease, tooth loss, infection, gum loss and even bone loss. The frequency of dental cleanings required depends upon your individual pet's oral health, at home hygiene routine and diet among other things. 
Extractions
Dental extractions are sometimes necessary for a number of reasons including: cracked teeth, crowded teeth, severe cavities or infections. 
Dental X-Rays Below the Gumline
Dental x-rays below the gum line provide an in depth look at your pet's tooth health both above and below the gym line. This allows the veterinarian to view any possible trouble areas with tooth construction, tooth roots or the bone around the tooth. 
Gingival Resection
Gingival resection involves the removal of loose or diseased gum tissue to treat a number of conditions and symptoms in your pet.
Ultrasonic Cleaning
Ultrasonic cleaning utilizes ultrasonic technology to remove tartar from your pet's teeth.
Hand Scaling
Hand scaling is the manual removal of plaque buildup using a dental scaler, much like that is utilized for human teeth.
Dental Polishing After Scaling
Just as with people, polishing teeth after scaling helps to smooth your pet's teeth after they have been scaled. This makes it more difficult for plaque to attach to your pet's teeth after cleaning.
Doxirobe Antibiotic Gel
Doxirobe antibiotic gel is a treatment option for pets suffering from advanced periodontal disease.

 

If your pet is in need of a regular dental cleaning or emergent dental care, set up an appointment with us today and allow us to set up an individualized treatment plan with your pet's individual needs in mind.

Call Us: (919) 870-7000

Visit Us: 9309 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613

Hours: MWF: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

TR: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday: Boarding pickup from 5 - 6 p.m.

Our Hours

Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Boarding pick up 5 – 6 p.m.

Call Us: (919) 870-7000
Visit Us: 9309 Leesville Rd,
                 Raleigh, N.C. 27613

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