A Fletcher Vet Dentist for You
Your pet's smile plays a valuable role in its overall health. That's why it's important your pet receives excellent dental care. However, it can be challenging to find a veterinary practice with the skills and experience to meet your pet's extensive dental needs. At Fletcher Animal Hospital, we're proud to provide valuable Fletcher pet dentistry services ranging from routine treatment like teeth cleanings to gentle tooth extractions. We are excited to meet you and start a professional relationship you can count on for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your cat or dog's next appointment with our friendly staff!
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3 Benefits of Veterinary Dentistry
Veterinary dentistry doesn't just address minor inconveniences like bad breath but helps prevent dangerous health complications. However, it's important to get your pet the dental care they need, even if they're not showing outward signs of problems. Through regular dental checkups, you help keep their smile looking and feeling its best. Some of the benefits of pet dentistry include the following:
- Stopping Bad Breath: One of the most common dental complications in pets is bad breath. Just like in humans, poor oral hygiene can create an unpleasant smell. Not only that, the build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet's teeth can attract bacteria that cause bad breath. We'll regularly clean your dog's mouth and help prevent inconvenient oral odors.
- Preventing Tooth Loss: Our veterinary team prioritizes saving your pet's teeth whenever possible. Tooth loss not only makes it difficult for your pet to eat food without discomfort but can allow bacteria to enter its bloodstream and lead to serious health problems. Through regular dental visits, we can help keep your pet's teeth healthy.
- Eliminating Dental Pain: There are numerous oral problems that can be painful for your pet. However, your pet is good at hiding its pain which makes it challenging to know when they need dental care. By bringing your pet to our practice for regular dental checkups, you can help prevent them from experiencing oral pain and discomfort.
Helping Your Pet Feel Comfortable
We understand how crucial it is to have a veterinary practice that works to make your pet as comfortable as possible during their visit. Our veterinary team strives to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere for any pet that comes through our doors. We have extensive experience working with the unique personalities of pets and employ patience when working with them. You can rest assured knowing that our team will treat your pet with the care they deserve throughout their time with us.
Our Excellent Dental Services
When your pet visits us for the first time, we'll begin by conducting a comprehensive oral exam to better understand the condition of its smile. Our team will use modern technology, including x-rays, to help ensure our diagnosis is as accurate as possible. Once we get the information we need, our team will craft your pet's personalized treatment plan that outlines our recommended services. We're more than happy to make adjustments to your pet's treatment plan so that it fits your comfort level. Our dental services include:
Dental Cleanings: When your pet comes in for a routine dental cleaning, we'll use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar off the surface of its teeth. Plaque is a sticky and colorless film made of bacteria. Unlike humans, your pet is unable to clean off plaque from its teeth on its own. If left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar which irritates your pet's gums.
Tooth Extractions: Although our goal is to save your pet's natural teeth, there may be situations where a tooth has been too severely damaged to remain in your pet's mouth. Our Fletcher veterinary dentist can perform gentle tooth extractions to protect its oral health. Following the extraction of your pet's tooth, we'll close the area using body-safe sutures and provide you with detailed aftercare instructions.
Veterinary Dentistry FAQs
If you have questions about our veterinary services, our team is here for you. We'll answer your questions and give you the information you need to make confident decisions about your pet's oral health. Some frequently asked questions about veterinary dentistry include:
Dental cleanings are an outpatient procedure, meaning you can expect to bring and your pet for treatment and take them home the same day. Typically, it can take us multiple hours to place your pet under anesthesia and clean its teeth.
We recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least once a day. By brushing its teeth, you help eliminate harmful bacteria and keep its breath smelling pleasant.
Our veterinary team will carefully examine your pet to determine if its healthy enough to be placed under anesthesia. You can rest assured that we don't recommend anesthesia if we think it may compromise your pet's health.
Your Place for Pet Dentistry in Fletcher
At Fletcher Animal Hospital, we believe that every pet deserves excellent dental care to help them live a long and comfortable life. Whether your cat needs its tooth extracted or your dog needs a dental cleaning, we're here to meet their unique oral needs. Regardless of why your pet has visited, we'll work to improve its quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your pet's next appointment with our Fletcher dog and cat dentist!
CALL US: (828) 684-4244 REQUEST APPOINTMENT