Our veterinarians continue to evolve our dental standards through regular discussions with veterinary dentists. We make sure we remain at the forefront of updated veterinary dental practices. Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.
Pet Dentistry in Woodstock, GA
We understand how important your pet is to your family, so we work hard to offer the best services possible to keep your pet healthy.
Our approach to pet dental care
Veterinary dentistry has evolved dramatically in the past 15 years.
We strive to practice the most progressive methods to help treat our pets’ mouths for disease and help prevent gum disease and the loss of teeth. It is a known fact that gum disease can spread bacteria into the bloodstream and then to other parts of the body, such as the heart (endocardiosis), liver, kidneys, and bladder.
A dental prophylaxis or “dental” will not only remove the tartar and visible calculus above the gum line. Still, it will also remove the tartar and calculus hidden under the gum line, leading to gum disease.
At SCVH, we can take dental radiographs just like at your dentist. Dental radiographs allow us to assess bone loss, cavities, and jaw tumors and help determine if a tooth can be saved or must be removed.
Benefits of pet dentistry
- Prevents Dental Issues: Regular care prevents dental problems like plaque and tartar buildup.
- Pain Prevention: Reduces the risk of painful dental issues for your pet.
- Enhances Overall Health: Good oral health contributes to your pet’s overall well-being.
- Extended Lifespan: Promotes a longer, healthier life for your furry friend.
Most common dental diseases that your pet can avoid
- Gingivitis: Inflammation of the gums, leading to redness and swelling.
- Periodontal Disease: Advanced gum disease affecting the structures supporting the teeth.
- Halitosis (Bad Breath): Persistent foul breath caused by bacterial growth in the mouth
- Tooth Decay: Cavities and decay leading to pain and discomfort.
- Abscesses: Pockets of pus caused by bacterial infection, often painful.
- Oral Infections: Infections in the mouth that can spread to other parts of the body.
- Tooth Loss: Loss of teeth due to decay or advanced periodontal disease.
At home dental care tips
We focus on teaching the owner how they can help to decrease the frequency of dental procedures by showing them how to brush their pets’ teeth, discussing proper chew toys and how to look for problems with the teeth to help our friends from losing them!
We get excited about teeth!
Veterinary Services in Woodstock, GA
Pet Wellness Check up Exams
Pet In-house Diagnostic Lab
Pet Puppy/Kitten Exams
Pet Soft Tissue and Orthopedic Surgery