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Professional Dental Care for Dogs and Cats in Abilene, TX

Our veterinary team provides dog and cat teeth cleaning services to help with the treatment and prevention of dental health problems including dental disease. Dental disease is one of the most common conditions affecting pets and it can lead to swollen gums, tooth loss, and possible infection of the heart, liver, and kidneys. Thankfully, this disease can be prevented through a comprehensive dental care plan created for your pet’s specific needs! We are happy to help provide pet dental care in-clinic and offer recommendations for at-home care to keep your companion happy and healthy.

Protect your pet’s dental health and schedule an appointment at Dearing Veterinary Clinic today!

What Is Dental Disease?

Dental disease is caused by a buildup of tartar and plaque on your pet’s teeth. This buildup can allow bacteria to get under their gums and enter their bloodstream, and lead to more serious health problems. Pets need help maintaining their oral health and should have a dental checkup at least once a year, and periodic professional teeth cleanings.

It may be difficult to know when your pet needs to come in for a teeth cleaning. When we perform an oral exam, we look for the following symptoms:

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Plaque or tartar buildup along the gum line
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Managing Your Pet’s Dental Health

Many oral problems can be missed because they are concealed below the gum line. For our team to find any potential issues, your pet will need to be fully sedated so we can perform a comprehensive assessment. This allows us to properly examine each tooth and check under the gums.

Here is what to expect at your pet’s dental appointment:

  • Your pet is placed under general anesthesia so our veterinary technician can perform a more thorough exam and clean your pet’s teeth by removing tartar buildup with a hand scaler.
  • We examine any teeth that may be problematic and perform any necessary extractions.
  • Then we use an ultrasonic scaler to scale the teeth and polish the enamel.

Do you have a question or concern about dental care for dogs and cats? Our team is dedicated to keeping your pet’s teeth strong and healthy and we can recommend a treatment plan specifically tailored to their needs. We’re also happy to recommend products for at-home dental care to maintain their oral health between visits.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Call Dearing Veterinary Clinic today at (325) 698-3090 and a knowledgeable team member will assist you in scheduling an appointment. Or click the button below to get started.

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