Veterinary Dental Care in Arlington
The Importance of Oral Hygiene for Your Pets
Maintaining good oral hygiene for your pets is important as it helps to
reduce bad breath, plaque, and potential periodontal disease and gingivitis. At
Arlington Pet Care Hospital, we offer a variety of products and services that will aid you in maintaining
your pet’s oral hygiene. Aside from brushing your pets’ teeth
and offering them our popular dental diet, Hill’s Prescription t/d,
you can help your pets by periodically checking their mouths for excess
plaque and tartar build-up, inflammation, and bad breath.
Scheduling regular checkups with our Arlington veterinary dentists can
help keep your pet’s oral health in good condition. Call
(817) 587-8874 or
reach out to us online today.
Symptoms of Potential Dental Issues
There are a variety of symptoms that may indicate that your dog or cat
is in need of dental care. In addition to bad breath and discoloration
or stains on the teeth or along the gums, you may notice certain unusual
Pain is a leading indicator of a dental problem in your pet. They may be
experiencing oral-related pain if you have noticed any of the following:
- Increased sensitivity around the mouth
- A constant pawing at the mouth
- A reluctance to eat
Dentistry Services & Oral Health Care
At Arlington Pet Care Hospital, we are committed to the oral health care
of your pet and offer dental scaling and polishing, dental radiology,
extractions, and basic oral surgery. Dental scaling and polishing is performed
by our Certified Veterinary Technician, Diane, who meticulously goes through
each tooth and scales off plaque and tartar and then polishes them. Afterward,
a comprehensive oral examination and charting of the teeth is performed.
We normally recommend dental x-rays with our
digital x-ray machine. With digital x-ray imaging, we are able to see things like tumors or
teeth infection that may be hidden to the naked eye underneath the gum
or inside the teeth. We can also find unerupted teeth, a condition is
known as a dentigerous cyst, which would otherwise be left undiagnosed
if dental x-rays were not taken. If extractions or further oral surgery
is required, our Arlington veterinary dentists can perform these procedures
with your approval.
Veterinary Dental Scaling
We also offer dental scaling, which can do a lot for your pet, including
removing tartar, which can increase your pet's chance of getting periodontal
disease. We not only scale and polish the surface of the teeth, but we
also go underneath the gumline and remove any tartar from underneath the gum.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us at
(817) 587-8874 or
contact us online.