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Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care in Knoxville, TN

Pet dental care is important for pets! At Bluegrass Animal Hospital, we recommend bringing your pet to see the pet dentist at least once annually. Pets need to have their teeth examined and cleaned regularly in order to maintain good dental hygiene and to avoid infection.

Benefits of Pet Dental Care

There are many reasons to bring your pet for dental cleaning, including:

  • Poor dental hygiene can lead to infections and other health problems.
  • Pets who have their teeth cleaned regularly have better breath.
  • The majority of adult dogs over three years old suffer from periodontal disease. Your pet’s dentist can prevent your pet from becoming a statistic!
  • Pets who don’t see the dentist regularly may lose their teeth in old age.
  • The pet dentist can help pet owners take better care of their pet’s teeth at home, which can help prevent dental disease.

Pet Dental Services

At Bluegrass Animal Hospital, we provide a variety of pet dental services, including:

  • Dental examinations. Dental examinations help your pet’s dentist decide whether or not your pet needs his or her teeth cleaned and if another dental procedure is needed. Dental examinations should happen at least once annually.
  • Pet teeth cleaning. During pet teeth cleaning, we’ll remove the plaque from your pet’s teeth and gums. We’ll also polish the enamel, so your pet’s teeth will stay cleaner longer.
  • Removal of infected teeth. If your pet’s tooth should become infected, we may need to remove the tooth in order to prevent the infection from spreading.
  • Cavity fillings. We perform cavity fillings for pets to prevent the spread of tooth decay and keep your pet’s teeth healthy.

When to Bring Your Pet to the Veterinarian for a Dental Checkup

When your pet is very young, getting regular dental examinations will help you keep tabs on your pet’s dental health. As your pet ages, you’ll need to bring your pet in for pet teeth cleaning services once annually. We also recommend bringing your pet to the veterinarian if you notice symptoms of periodontal disease, such as:

  • Red, inflamed gums.
  • Loose, cracked or missing teeth.
  • Stained teeth and gums.
  • Bleeding gums.

Taking Care of Your Pet’s Teeth at Home

Pet owners who brush their pet’s teeth at home once daily may find that their pets have better dental hygiene overall. At Bluegrass Animal Hospital, we help pet owners learn how to take care of their pet’s teeth at home. We show pet owners how to train their pets to accept teeth brushing, and we answer pet owner questions about other ways to care for their pet’s teeth.

Contact Your Pet’s Veterinarians in Knoxville, TN

We can help your pet maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout his or her lifetime. To make an appointment for your pet’s dental examination and teeth cleaning, contact us today at 856-694-8387.

Sign up using the form or call 865-694-8387 to make your appointment.

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