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.
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.
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.