Pet Dental Care

Just like people, pets need routine dental care to remain happy and healthy. In fact, taking care of your dog or cat’s teeth is just as important as caring for the rest of their body. Even if you brush their teeth at home with pet toothpaste, though, it’s important to schedule professional dental cleanings and exams. At Hickory Grove Animal Hospital, we provide comprehensive pet dental care in Charlotte and would be honored to be entrusted with caring for your pet’s pearly whites!

The Importance of
Pet Dental Health

Nearly all pets experience tartar buildup on their teeth. When this substance is not removed, it typically leads to gingivitis and later periodontal disease, which may cause discomfort, pain, inflammation of the gums, and eventual tooth loss. Problems with the teeth and gums can also lead to additional medical problems. Sometimes, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause damage to the heart, liver, or kidneys. In other cases, tooth pain can make it difficult for a pet to eat, resulting in weight loss. These are just two of the many problems associated with periodontal disease in pets.

When you bring your pet in for a dental exam, our Charlotte veterinarian will closely examine their teeth and gums to determine what level of dental care is needed. If a teeth cleaning and polishing is needed, they will schedule a dental procedure under general anesthesia. At that time, they will take digital dental x-rays to peer below the gum line and search for potential problems. Our vet will perform a complete scaling and polishing to remove any tartar that is present on your pet’s teeth. If any decay is detected, they may recommend extracting affected teeth to prevent infection and pain. Our team will also provide you with valuable information regarding how to care for your companion’s teeth at home in between professional cleanings.

Pet Dental Care in Charlotte

For expert pet dental care in Charlotte, trust the team right here at Hickory Grove Animal Hospital. We provide full dentistry services and use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your beloved companion’s safety and comfort. To find out more about our dental services or to schedule your dog or cat’s dental, please contact us today.

Experienced Veterinarian in Charlotte

Hickory Grove Animal Hospital provides pet dental care for dogs and cats in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, including Matthews, Mint Hill, Plaza Midwood, NoDa, Harrisburg, and the University area.