Sangaree Animal Hospital

Pet Dental Services

Neglecting your pet’s dental health is a big mistake as serious, seemingly unrelated problems can originate through that avenue. Let Sangaree Animal Hospital help keep and maintain your pet's best oral health.

Dental Disease

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health and can often be the cause of serious illness. Dental problems, if left untreated, can lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.

In fact, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years. However, dental disease and its serious consequences can be avoided by bringing your pet to your veterinarian for regular dental check-ups and dental cleanings.

Some signs of dental problems include:

  • Bad breath (one of the first signs of dental disease)
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

Dental Examination

Like routine physical exams, routine dental exams are a great way to track your pet’s oral health and spot any potential issues before they become major problems. Dental exams allow us to examine your pet’s mouth and teeth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues. As a result of this examination, we may prescribe at-home care that includes teeth brushing and/or treats and rinses that can improve oral health.

Dental Cleaning

If your pet is experiencing buildup of plaque on the teeth and gums, we may recommend a dental cleaning. This procedure is a deep clean in which we scrape plaque and tartar, polish your pet’s teeth, and complete any other repairs or fillings that may be necessary.

Sometimes, we may recommend other procedures such as the extraction of a tooth if necessary.

Your pet will likely be fully anesthetized during cleanings, ensuring they don’t have to experience the stress or discomfort of having a vet working inside their mouth—particularly considering how protective pets can be of their mouths and faces.

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Located off of I-26 on N Main St between Sangaree Pkwy and Beauregard Rd.

Phone: 843-871-0543

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