Providing Animal Teeth Cleaning & Dentistry Services in Charlotte, NC
Does your best friend have bad breath? Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance, it may be a sign of a serious problem. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria can lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. This can result in bad breath, infected gums, and even dental disease. As dental disease progresses, symptoms can include excessive drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental problems in check. Left untreated, dental disease can further lead to other serious problems such as heart and kidney disease.
At Archdale Animal Hospital, our animal clinic recommends that you bring in your pet for routine animal teeth cleanings. This allows our technicians to stay ahead of disease and detect early signs of trouble. Our animal teeth cleanings include a full examination of the mouth and teeth, teeth polishing, as well as the extraction of missing or broken teeth. In addition to regular cleanings, our facility located in Charlotte, NC also offers dental digital radiographs which allow us to detect problems hidden below the gumline, for the best overall view of your pet’s oral health.
Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, our animal hospital staff can offer expert advice to help you keep your pet healthy and happy. With proper care, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care. However, should your pet's dental problems require more intensive work or dental surgery, we may recommend that they stay overnight at our in-house pet boarding facility until their sedation wears off and they are cleared to go home.