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Veterinary Dentistry in Huntersville

Our Huntersville vets provide veterinary dental and oral care for cats and dogs in Huntersville and throughout Mecklenburg County.

Dental Care, Huntersville Vet

Dental Care for Cats & Dogs

Just like humans, cats and dogs need to have regular dental examinations and hygiene to keep their teeth strong and healthy.

Our veterinarians provide complete dental care, including professional cleanings, dental x-rays, dental surgery, and client education on at-home dental care.

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Annual Cleanings & Exams

Your pet should have dental appointment at least once a year, and more often if they are prone to dental problems.

Your pet's annual dental cleaning and exam will include the following elements.

  • Symptoms of Dental Health Problems

    The following symptoms may be a sign of a dental problem in your pet:

    • Bad breath
    • Broken or loose teeth
    • Retained baby teeth or extra teeth
    • Tartar buildup
    • Discolored teeth
    • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
    • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
    • Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
    • Bleeding from the mouth
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  • Assessment & Examination

    First, a thorough preanesthetic physical exam will be performed on your pet.

    We will evaluate your pet's blood and urine to ensure your pet can safely undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics such as an ECG or chest radiographs will also be conducted, if needed.

    Once your pet is under anesthesia, we will perform a full oral examination (tooth by tooth) and charting.

  • Dental Hygiene & Treatment

    Next, we will clean and polish the crowns of the teeth and under the gum line.

    Each tooth is probed and radiographed. A fluoride treatment is then applied to each tooth.

    Finally, a dental sealant is applied to retard the attachment of plaque. If advanced periodontal disease is found, a treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you at the end of the day.

  • At-Home Prevention & Regular Checkups

    A follow-up examination will be scheduled two weeks after the assessment and treatment appointment.

    At this visit, we will discuss implementing teeth brushing at home as well as other products available that can help improve your pet's oral health.

 Dental Care & Anaesthesia

When you visit the dentist, you understand that the process is designed to keep your mouth healthy. Your dentist can explain procedures to you, and so you accept them and let the dentist get on with it.

Cats and dogs do not understand any of this – and so they react by trying to escape or even biting. We perform all dental procedures under anaesthesia  because it allows us to care for your pet's teeth safely, and with less stress for the animal.

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