Pet Dental

Give your furry companion something to smile about.

Proper and routine dental care is a vital part of your pet’s wellness, yet it is oftentimes overlooked. Preventative dental cleanings can save you lots of money in future treatment costs for dental diseases—not to mention spare your pet the discomfort and pain. Periodontal disease and tooth infections are both extremely common diseases among cats and dogs that could be completely avoided with preventative pet dental care and regular pet teeth cleaning. Unfortunately, our pets have a hard time communicating discomfort with us, so tooth pain can go untreated for years. It’s hard to imagine our beloved pets feeling any kind of pain for so long.

At Woodland Animal Hospital, we proudly offer the most advanced pet dental care services for all of Henry County’s dogs and cats that will keep them smiling down the road.

Why Pet Dental Care Is Important

The scary truth is that poor pet dental care can result in a shorter lifespan for our four-legged friends. You read that right. Neglecting our pets’ dental care can actually shorten their lives. Bacteria and tarter buildup in the mouth can directly affect the heart, liver and kidneys. Additionally, the risk lies not only in our older pets.

The American Veterinary Dental Society states that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats by the age of three show signs of oral disease. Because our pets can’t tell us when something is wrong, it’s important for pet parents to know the warning signs of dental disease. Some of the major symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Loose Teeth – Loose teeth in adult dogs and cats points to dental trauma or severe oral infection.
  • Gum Inflammation – Gum inflammation is often the earliest sign of periodontal disease in pets.
  • Bad Breath – Bad breath is not normal and almost always indicates the presence of a dental infection.
  • Cysts Under the Tongue – Cysts occurring under the tongue are often due to infection, trauma or a foreign object lodged in the tongue’s soft tissue.

When To Tend To Your Pet’s Teeth

As a general rule, the veterinary industry encourages pet parents to get their pets’ teeth cleaned or checked once a year. At Woodland Animal Hospital, we happily offer pet dental care for Henry County’s cats and dogs. This includes teeth cleaning, x-rays and disease treatment. If you are looking to provide additional dental care at home, we can recommend quite a few products to make it easy to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy.

What You Get with Woodland’s Pet Dental Care

For a full pet dental exam, you are paying for crucial care for your furry loved one. If you chose to bring your pet to our facility for dental care, he or she will undergo:

  • A physical and oral exam
  • Calculus removal from the visible parts of the teeth
  • Sub-gingival scaling, root planning and curettage
  • Tooth polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Post-cleaning exam
  • Charting to keep a record of abnormalities
  • Home care (we’ll be sure to provide detailed instructions)
  • Digital Dental Radiographs (recommended for all pets, optional for additional fee)
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Seeing some of these warning signs with your pet’s oral health, or want to help further prevention? Call us at (770) 467-3140 or Schedule a dental appointment:

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