Veterinary Services

Pet Dentistry

Just like humans, our furry companions also require regular dental care to maintain their overall health and well-being.

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Dentistry at East Lincoln Animal Hospital

Understanding the paramount importance of regular dental check-ups and cleanings, the highly-trained and compassionate veterinarians at East Lincoln Animal Hospital implement cutting-edge technology and techniques to provide the best possible care for our beloved pets.

Oral Care

Dental care is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, especially since dental problems can cause disease, or be caused by, other health problems. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition affecting an estimated 85% of dogs and cats. Early detection and treatment are important because chronic infections of the teeth and gums can cause problems in other parts of the body. Bacteria enter the bloodstream from infected teeth and that can lead to infection in organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs.

Starting when they are young, your pet’s teeth and gums should be examined regularly by your East Lincoln Animal Hospital veterinarian to look for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Contact us to have your pet’s teeth checked soon if you observe any of the following problems:

  • Bad breath
  • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • Pawing at the face or mouth
  • Swelling of the face
  • Gum recession and/or gum swelling
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth

Recognizing that dental care is an often neglected aspect of dog and cat health care, East Lincoln Animal Hospital has Comprehensive Oral Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) services that include:

  • Pre-dental examination
  • Pre-op anesthetic blood profile
  • Anesthesia
  • Whole mouth x-rays
  • Complete oral examination under anesthesia
  • Local anesthetic for superior pain control
  • Complete dental prophylaxis including polishing
  • Tooth extractions (simple and surgical with mucoperiosteal flaps for closure)
  • Limited Restorative dentistry for broken teeth without pulp exposure or enamel defects {No root canals or crowns)
  • Oral surgery
  • Post dental antibiotics if needed
  • Post extraction pain medication

The experienced, caring staff at East Lincoln Animal Hospital in Denver, North Carolina is dedicated to helping your pets live a long and healthy life. A pet that receives regular oral care will often live 10 to 20% longer due to the prevention of secondary problems.

Contact us today to schedule your pet’s dental appointment.