Pet Dental Care
Pet Dental care is essential for a healthy smile. Protect your pet’s teeth with regular check-ups and hygiene to ensure lasting well-being.
Unlocking Health and Happiness
Through Pet Dental Care
At Admiral Veterinary Hospital in Farragut, Tennessee, we recognize that our furry companions are more than simply pets; they are treasured family members who enrich our lives in unimaginable ways. Because we know that a healthy smile translates into a happy life, we have made it our aim to offer not just veterinary care but also exceptional pet dental care.
Oral health is a critical part of keeping your pet’s overall health. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that over 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by three years of age. Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs.
Dental services provided are:
- Prophylaxis (thorough teeth cleaning,)
- Thorough teeth and gum examination,
- Subgingival curettage and root planing,
- Therapeutic periodontal treatments,
- Dental extractions,
- Dental x-ray ensures complete root removal with extractions.
Good dental care begins with a thorough exam of the mouth. Particular attention is paid to loose or missing teeth, bad breath, accumulation of plaque and bacteria on the tooth surface, inflamed, swollen or bleeding gums, and broken teeth. A thorough history includes questions about whether the pet’s appetite has decreased or their chewing habits have recently changed. Suppose we determine that your pet needs professional dental prophylaxis (i.e., cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatment). In that case, we will obtain a blood sample to check vital organ functions like the kidney and liver. Bacteria from the mouth can get into the bloodstream and affect the kidneys, liver, and heart, so it is vitally important that we clean the teeth and keep them clean to minimize risks to these organs.
Our professional dental prophylaxis involves general anesthesia tailored to your pet’s specific situation and needs. We hand and ultrasonically scale each tooth above and below the gumline if periodontal pockets exist. If necessary, we will take oral X-rays to assess the health of the tooth root and perform any necessary extractions. We accept dental pain very seriously and try to prevent pain from any dental procedure. This includes local nerve blocks as well as general systemic pain medication. Once the procedure is finished, we polish and apply a fluoride treatment to the teeth.
After a dental prophy is performed on your pet, the most critical aspect of ongoing preventive care begins. This involves brushing, special dental chews, and a variety of other methods of home care. Our highly trained and helpful team can assist you in developing a program that works best for your pet. We aim to help you help your beloved companion have the healthiest mouth possible!