Pet Dentistry

Dental Care

Is your pet experiencing bad breath or excessive drooling? Have you noticed him/her pawing at the mouth? Does your pet seem hesitant to eat or does chewing seem painful?

Besides just BAD BREATH, periodontal disease:

  • •Releases bacteria in the blood stream
  • •Increases risk for heart, liver and kidney disease
  • •Can cause severe pain and problems for your pet

Pets need regular dental cleanings at Appalachian Animal Clinic to increase quality and length of life. Regular professional dental cleanings:

  • •Allow us to chart periodontal disease over time
  • •Means less time under anesthesia
  • •Reduces need for more advanced and expensive treatment in the future

Dental disease is THE most common disease in dogs. Recent studies show that 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over age 3 have periodontal disease.

Don’t let your pet be a statistic. Schedule their dental cleaning appointment today!

What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Cleaning?

A thorough dental cleaning can only be accomplished while the pet is under general anesthesia. The anesthesia we use is safe for all animals and your pet is constantly monitored during the dental procedure.

Prior to anesthesia, blood tests are performed to help uncover any hidden illnesses. A professional cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis) removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. Your pet's entire mouth health (teeth, tongue, gums and lips) will be examined and assessed.