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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 behaviors.

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 in Arlington

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.

Happy, Healthy Pets

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  • Thorough, Gentle & Kind

    “My first visit to Pet Care was for teeth cleaning for Lola. Dr. Miller and his staff are so thorough, gentle, and kind. Since the cleaning she had a back injury. l highly recommend this Pet Hospital if you need one for your pet.”

    - Ana S.
  • Great Care

    “Bella and Stella love all the staff. Great care”

    - Stephen S.
  • Wonderful Staff & Doctors

    “Wonderful staff from Doctors to Techs to office staff. Can't say enough good things about them!”

    - Julia S.
  • Well Prepared & Thorough

    “My dog has quite a bit of anxiety when it comes to vet clinics and those types of settings. The staff accommodated his needs and were sweet to love on my boy.”

    - Sarah S .
  • Thank You!!!

    “As always the folks here are wonderful to our three girls; 2 greyhounds and a 13yr old golden retriever. The groomer did a great job giving our golden some much needed relief from Texas summer heat. Thank You!!!”

    - Dwight R.

Why choose us?

  • Pets & Their Families Always Come First
  • Serving the Community Since 1987
  • Compassionate, Caring & Knowledgeable Reputation
  • Friendly, Hardworking & Brilliant Staff
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