Cat And Dog Teeth Cleaning in Atlanta, GA

Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Atlanta, GA Good Health Depends On It

Dental health plays an important role in your pet’s overall well-being. Without regular teeth cleanings, your pet is more likely to develop dental disease. If left untreated, this disease can even affect your pet’s systemic health. At Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic in Atlanta, GA, we encourage pet parents to start their puppies and kittens off with healthy dental habits right away. Our goal is to keep dental disease at bay and keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy for the long-term with professional cat and dog teeth cleaning.

Is your pet due for a dental cleaning? Find out by scheduling an oral evaluation!

...or give us a call at (770) 436-9822.

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Does Your Pet Have Bad Breath?

Unfortunately, “dog breath” is far from normal, and could be a sign of dental disease. The odor is caused by the presence of bacteria in your pet's mouth in the form of plaque and tartar. Other symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Difficulty eating and picking up toys
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pawing at the teeth/mouth
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Loose, damaged teeth

Preventive Pet Dental Care Services in Atlanta, GA

Professional teeth cleaning for dogs and cats requires general anesthesia for the safety of your pet. Rest assured that we use the same safety protocols for dentals that we use for surgery. A complete dental procedure will include:

  • Digital dental X-rays to assess the health of teeth and roots below the gum line
  • A thorough physical evaluation looking for periodontal pockets, damaged teeth, and other signs of disease
  • Ultrasonic scaling of each tooth to remove plaque and tartar
  • Polishing each tooth to smooth the enamel which reduces future tartar build-up
  • Applying sealants and/or fluoride treatment to further protect teeth from plaque and tartar
  • Performing extractions, if needed, of damaged or broken teeth*

*In the event extractions are needed, your pet will receive effective pain management to minimize their discomfort. Extractions are a last resort, and our goal is to never let dental disease get this far!

Cat Teeth Cleaning in Atlanta, GA

Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning at Home

One of the best ways to stave off dental disease and lengthen your pet’s time between professional cleanings is by brushing their teeth! If you start your pet off when they are young, it will be easier to train them to accept it, so you can start an effective oral hygiene routine that will last a lifetime. However, some older pets not used to teeth brushing can be hard to convince! That’s why we also recommend other effective options, including:

  • Dental treats
  • Dental toys
  • Water additives
  • Oral gels
  • Prescription dental diets

Ask us at your next appointment about your pet’s at-home dental care options! We’ll be happy to help you find the right product that works for you and your pet.