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Pet Dental FAQs and Answers from our Charlotte Veterinarian

Our Charlotte veterinarian receives lots of questions from concerned pet owners about the importance of pet dentistry. Here are our veterinarian's answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pet dental. 

dog getting teeth cleaning with veterinarian

What is pet dental care?

Pet dental care is professional veterinary care that focuses on your dog or cat’s teeth, gums and mouth.

What does pet dental care include?

Pet dental care can include pet dental exams, teeth cleanings, screening for common oral problems, antibiotic treatments for gum disease or infections of your pet’s mouth, tooth extractions, removal of cysts, and treatment for bad breath. Pet dental care often includes scaling to remove tartar, which can lead to other dental problems for your pet.

Which pet dental treatments are right for my dog or cat?

Your pet dental professional can recommend one or more treatments for your dog or cat, depending on your pet’s health and situation.

Why is pet dental care important?

Your pet’s teeth are important to your dog or cat’s overall health and well-being. Pet dental care can prevent small problems from turning into larger, more serious health hazards.

Is pet teeth cleaning important?

Yes! Bacteria and plaque in your pet’s mouth can accumulate on teeth to cause tartar buildup, gum disease, and bad breath. Professional pet teeth cleaning can prevent bad breath, remove tartar from teeth, address gum disease or other problems at an early stage, and treat broken or damaged teeth.

How often should my four-legged friend have pet dental care?

It depends largely on your pet’s oral health, but pet dental care can start when your canine companion or feline friend is young. Most dogs and cats have their first dental cleaning at age two, or sooner if they have oral health problems. The veterinary professionals at our animal hospital in Charlotte can recommend a pet dental care schedule according to your pet’s needs.

Do dogs and cats receive the same types of dental care?

Dogs and cats have very different bodies and unique health concerns, but they do receive the same types of dental exams, cleanings, extractions and more.

Who can provide pet dental care?

Your vet in can provide the complete pet dental care your dogs and cats need for healthy lives.

Contact Our Charlotte Veterinarian Today for Pet Dental Care

If your pet needs dental care, make an appointment with Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte. We offer pet dental services that keep your pet's teeth and gums healthy. Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital is conveniently located at 9300 Monroe Rd in Charlotte, NC. Make an appointment for pet dental services with our Charlotte veterinarian by calling 704-847-4796.

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I have used Dr Johnson ever since she opened this office and my pets love her to death. She is very caring and does not rush you and always answers your questions in layman's terms. She loves her work along with her associates.

Fred H.
Charlotte, NC