Pet Dental Care

Your Pet's Dental Examination at Matthews Animal Clinic

Your dog or cat can have dental diseases and problems just like you do. Regular dental cleanings can help stop the build-up of plaque and tartar in your pet's mouth and prevent the spread of periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious health problems, including liver, heart and kidney disease.

That is why regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings at our animal hospital in Matthews, combined with good dental hygiene at home, are very important for your pet's overall health and well-being.

We offer extensive dental care for pets, including dental scaling, polishing, tooth extractions and digital dental radiology. During a dental cleaning session, our veterinarians also will discuss with you how to best care for your pet's teeth at home.

To be sure you are doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings a part of your pet's regular preventive care plan.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease 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

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Matthews Animal Clinic today for an appointment.