High Point Veterinary Dentistry
Quality Dental Care for Your Pets
High Point Animal Hospital can take care of your pet’s dental needs in High Point, NC. Veterinary dentistry includes a broad range of treatments, from cleaning and filing to adjusting or extracting a tooth. Our team can also share specific tips for effective at-home oral care for your pet and answer any questions you may have about your pet’s dental health.
We recommend that your get your pet’s teeth and mouth checked at least once a year, which usually happens during their routine wellness checkup. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm, and on Saturday until 1 pm.
Dental Examinations and Preventative Care
Yearly dental evaluations are vital for effective preventative care. This helps detect any early symptoms of health concerns. Not all oral problems initially cause pain or visible signs, which is why your pet needs regular professional assessments.
A veterinary dental evaluation usually includes:
- A thorough oral examination of your pet’s mouth
- X-rays of their teeth and jaws
- A dental cleaning above and below the gum line
- Teeth polishing
We usually use heavy sedation or anesthesia when performing dental examinations and treatments. This is a safety precaution because it alleviates your pet’s stress and pain, and it ensures that they stay still while our staff cares for them. Your pet can usually go home the same day. You may however expect them to be a little groggy for several hours.
Common Animal Dental Problems
Some pets may become irritable or aggressive when experiencing dental issues. You should also be careful if taking a closer look at your pet’s mouth in such cases because they may bite more readily than usual.
We recommend you schedule an appointment if you notice any of the following in your pet:
- Broken or loose tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Bad breath
- Decreased appetite
- Excessive drooling
- Pain, bleeding, or swelling in the mouth area
- Dropping food from the mouth while eating
Even if their yearly examination recently happened or is not scheduled for several weeks or months from now, contact us to schedule an appointing. Getting a timely diagnosis and treatment can make a significant difference in your pet’s recovery.
Common dental issues for dogs and cats include:
- Broken teeth
- Gum disease
- Abscesses or infected teeth
- Mouth cysts
- Teeth misalignment
- Fractured jaw
- Palate defects
Depending on your pet’s medical needs, we will create a customized treatment plan that may involve medications or surgery, and we will provide you with instructions for at-home care to help your pet feel better and have good dental health again.
“I had a very sick kitten and I could not have found a better veterinarian!! The whole office was great and very kind and understanding about my situation! I would recommend this veterinary hospital to anyone with a pet!”- Carrie W.
“Wonderful vet. Very well run organization”- Cecil S.
“Wonderful customer service, best pet assistance I ever had, super compatible service fees. strongly recommend.”- Valentina G.