Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning in Waynesboro

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 dog and cat teeth cleaning and 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.

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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.

These include:

  • 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
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Our Professional Dog & Cat 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
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Include Teeth Cleaning in Your Pet’s Daily Routine

Routine teeth cleaning 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.