Pet Dental Care

Comprehensive care for your pet’s oral hygiene.

Dental care is essential to maintaining your dog or cat’s overall health and well-being. Poor dental hygiene can lead to many problems, from bad breath to serious health issues such as periodontal disease, which can eventually affect the heart, liver, and kidneys if left untreated.

Our veterinary team at Hixson Pet Wellness Center offers low-stress dental visits to keep your pets healthy and happy. Our pet dental services include dental exams, cleanings, and tooth extractions if needed.

Our Complete Approach to Pet Dental Care

At-home pet dental care can help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, but professional cleanings performed under anesthesia are necessary to ensure your pet’s health.

Pet Dental Exams and Cleanings

Hixson Pet Wellness Center is happy to provide pet dental exams and cleanings. These procedures are performed while your pet is under general anesthesia to ensure their safety and comfort. Our team will carefully examine their mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of decay or disease.

After the exam, our team thoroughly cleans your pet’s mouth. We use specialized tools, such as an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments, to remove any built-up plaque and tartar from the teeth and under the gum line. We will then polish the teeth to remove any remaining bacteria, smooth out rough surfaces that may attract more plaque, and rinse your pet’s mouth. We may also apply a fluoride treatment to strengthen their teeth.

Tooth Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery

If we notice any decayed or diseased teeth during our exam and cleaning, we will contact you immediately to gain permission for tooth extractions. We closely monitor your pet’s vital signs throughout the procedure and will provide necessary pain relief medication to ensure their comfort during recovery.

Our team will also guide you on post-procedure care, including any recommended dental care routines and follow-up appointments.

At-Home Options for Pet Dental Care

There are several ways to provide dental care for pets at home. One of the most effective ways is to brush their teeth regularly using a pet-specific toothbrush and toothpaste. We also recommend dental chews, dental wipes, water additives, and specially formulated diets to reduce plaque buildup and freshen their breath.

Schedule a Pet Dental Exam and Cleaning With Us Today!

Request an appointment with us online today, or give us a call to schedule a visit or with any questions regarding your pet’s dental care. We are happy to help guide you every step of the way.

Hixson Pet Wellness Center provides pet dental care for dogs and cats in Hixson, Red Bank, Harrison, Soddy Daisy, Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas. We also offer pet wellness exams, pet vaccinations, pet microchipping, spay and neuter surgery, soft-tissue surgery for pets, and more. Schedule an appointment today.

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