At Providence Animal Hospital, we provide quality veterinary dental care for cats and dogs in Charlotte.
Dental Care for Cats & Dogs
At Providence Animal Hospital, we offer complete dental care, including cleaning and polishing teeth, dental x-rays, dental surgeries, and client education on home dental care.
Dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease.
Whether your pet is visiting us for an exam and cleaning or undergoing dental surgery, anesthesia allows your veterinarian to perform dental procedures with minimal stress and pain for the patient. Rest assured, before going under anesthesia your pet will always be evaluated first to ensure it is safe for them. Your pet will also be continuously monitored while under anesthesia.
Annual Cleanings & Exams
Your pet should visit a veterinarian for a dental appointment at least once a year. Some dogs and cats are more prone to dental problems and may need to visit more often.
At Providence Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinarians will manage your pet's dental needs by assessing their symptoms and recommending treatment options.
If you notice that your dog or cat is experiencing any of these following symptoms, a dental checkup is in order.
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Tartar buildup
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
First, a thorough pre-anesthetic physical exam will be performed on your pet. Blood and urine analyses will be evaluated to ensure it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics will also be conducted, if needed.
Once your pet is safely under anesthesia, a full oral examination (tooth-by-tooth) and charting is performed.
While your pet is still safely under anesthesia, we clean and polish the crowns of the teeth and under the gum line. Each tooth is probed and radiographed. A fluoride treatment is then applied to each tooth.
Finally, a dental sealant is applied to retard the attachment of plaque. If advanced periodontal disease is found, a treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you at the end of the day.
At Providence Animal Hospital, our experienced veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats.
We strive to make your pet's surgical procedure as comfortable and stress free as possible for your pet, and for you, too. We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and post-operative care.
We offer the following dental surgeries for dogs and cats:
- Tooth Extractions
- Treatment of Severe Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Root Canals