At Providence South Animal Hospital, we provide quality veterinary dental care for cats and dogs in Waxhaw.
Dental Care for Dogs & Cats
Dental care is an important part of your pet's overall health. Dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart and kidney disease.
At Providence South Animal Hospital, we offer complete dental care, including cleaning and polishing teeth, dental x-rays, dental surgeries, and recommendations for home dental care to help keep your pet healthy and happy.
Dental Sedation (Anesthesia)
Anesthesia allows your veterinarian to perform dental procedures with minimal stress and pain for your pet. Whether they are visiting us for an exam and cleaning, or for a dental surgery, dental sedation helps your pet get the care they need. Rest assured, before going under anesthesia your pet will always be evaluated first, and they will be continuously monitored during any procedure.
Regular Cleanings & Exams
At least once a year, your dog or cat should visit a veterinarian for a dental appointment. Some pets are more prone to dental problems and may need to come in more often.
The experienced veterinarians at Providence South Animal Hospital will manage your pet's dental needs by assessing their symptoms and recommending treatment options.
If you notice that your dog or cat is experiencing any of these following symptoms, a dental checkup is in order.
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Tartar buildup
- Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
To begin, a thorough pre-anesthetic physical exam will be performed on your pet. Blood and urine analyses will be evaluated to ensure it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics may also be conducted. Once your pet is safely under anesthesia, a full tooth-by-tooth examination and charting is performed.
We clean and polish the crowns of the teeth and under the gum line while your pet is still safely under anesthesia. Each tooth is probed and radiographed. A fluoride treatment is then applied to each tooth.
Finally, a dental sealant is applied to retard the attachment of plaque. If advanced periodontal disease is found, a treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you at the end of the day.
At Providence South Animal Hospital veterinarians perform dental surgeries for dogs and cats in Waxhaw.
Our entire team is committed to making every procedure as comfortable and stress free as possible for your pet, and for you, too. We'll talk you through each step of the process, including preparation and post-operative care.
We provide the following common dental surgeries for dogs and cats:
- Tooth Extractions
- Root Canals
- Treatment of Severe Gum (Periodontal) Disease