Dental Services

Imagine what your teeth would be like if you never brushed them. While it’s easy to dismiss your pet’s dental hygiene as an unnecessary expense, oral health is a major part of your pet’s overall health and wellness.

Not only is improper dental care frequently paired with bad breath and ugly, stained teeth, but it also leads to infections that can cause serious health issues, such as heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Symptoms of a Pet’s Poor Oral Health:

 

  • Bad breath
  • Yellow/brown plaque on or around gums
  • Swollen, red, or bloody gums
  • Bleeding or pain when your pet is eating
  • Difficulty eating or loss of appetite
  • Missing or loose teeth

 

Fortunately, just like humans, regular brushings and cleanings can go along way towards keeping your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouths healthy for life.

At Piedmont Veterinary Clinic, we offer complete dental care for your pet, from teeth cleanings to minor oral surgery.

Teeth Cleaning & Polishing

A regular professional dental cleaning can go a long way towards the oral health of your pet. Dental cleanings must be performed under anesthesia in order to properly examine and safely clean your pet’s teeth and mouth. Our veterinary staff will also polish each tooth to create a smooth surface that’s more resistant to plaque and tartar buildup.

Dental Examination

Similar to your own trips to the dentist, our veterinary staff removes built-up plaque and tartar while also checking for cavities, gingival pockets, loose teeth, and any other oral abnormalities during each dental appointment.

Dental Radiography

The use of Dental Radiography in our practice is an instrumental diagnostic tool to view the internal anatomy of the tooth, to include the root and the bone that surrounds them, allowing for a thorough oral examination. This is done while the pet is under anesthesia as one component of the full oral exam, and is very similar to the technique used in human dental offices.

Tooth Extraction

In most cases, teeth exhibiting signs of dental decay or disease must be removed. However, pets tend to recover quickly from this minor oral surgery, and our veterinary staff is highly trained in performing these types of surgical procedures.