Kickstart Your Pet Dental Care Plan
Dental care is core to your pet’s regular health routine. Like humans, dogs and cats can develop gingivitis, dental disease, and other problems due to poor oral hygiene. Fortunately, these conditions are preventable with the right treatment. If you need help building a pet dental care plan, our Waynesboro team will give you a hand.
Talk to us about your pet’s dental needs so they can stay dental disease-free.
I love Animal Hospital of Waynesboro and would recommend them to anyone who needs a doctor for their four legged babies. I truly don't think there's a better veterinary practice in the Shenandoah Valley. - JULIE B.
Great service. The doctors are gentle and really care for Jenny. - BRIAN & DAWN R.
They are the best and they have such compassion for their patients. - Susie B.
You have always treated my animal family with love and care and kindness that way I tell everyone about you guys. - ALICE H.
Everyone here is wonderful! They genuinely care for my dog and take great care of him. They really go the extra mile to make you feel like your part of their family. - Amy M.
We are loving the new facility and we have always loved the care shown to our pup. Thank you for what you do! - KALA/THOMAS D.
Love this animal hospital. Would only go here for all my animals and even told friends and family to go here because of the doc. And vet tech are awesome.- BARBARA & H. LEE D.
We always have a great experience at Animal Hospital. They truly care and take an interest in our pets.- HANNAH & JOSEPH W.
They are always very attentive to the patient and always explains everything so we easily understand.- VIRGIL & SUSAN P.
Hunter is very wary of people due to his being a rescue dog that was abused. The staff at Waynesboro animal Hospital won him over, and took excellent care of him.- STEVE & GINNY D.
Being a visitor and this not being my regular veterinarian, I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lorenz and Kim! The knowledge, care, compassion, and time was outstanding. This sets a new standard to the way veterinarian medicine should be practiced! Thank you so much!
- JILL V.
Is Your Pet in Urgent Need of Dental Treatment?
Understanding your pet’s health can be hard, especially when they show few signs of a problem. However, there are things you can look for to determine if medical intervention is needed.
- Swollen red gums
- Yellow/brown residue stuck to the teeth
- Bad breath
- Drooling more than normal
- Having trouble holding onto food
- Loose teeth
- Less active, sleeping more often
- Swelling around eyes/muzzle
- Strong resistance to having face/mouth handled
Our Professional Teeth Cleaning Services
Even pets need a visit to the dentist from time to time. When calculus forms on your pet’s teeth, it is impossible to remove without the efforts of an experienced veterinarian and veterinary technician. At Animal Hospital of Waynesboro, we:
- Examine your pet’s teeth and gums thoroughly while they are under general anesthesia
- Take dental X-rays of your pet’s mouth to check for signs of dental disease, bone loss, and more
- Use a hand scaler and an ultrasonic scaler to remove stubborn calculus that has formed above and below the gum line
- Polish the enamel surfaces smooth
- Extract teeth and perform other minor oral surgeries if necessary
- Send clients home with dental care kits and a dental report card so they can stay on top of their pet’s dental needs
Include Dental Care in Your Pet’s Daily Routine
Routine pet dental care is the best care. Your pet becomes accustomed to the daily treatments you provide, which improves their health and increases the time between cleaning procedures. Removing plaque before it has time to harden can save your pet from painful gum infections and the potential for tooth decay, or larger systemic problems.