PET DENTISTRY

Pet Dentistry

Pet dentistry is a standard part of every pet’s health and wellness plan. Dental diseases can occur in both cats and dogs and are actually a very common occurrence. Oral diseases are dangerous for your pet’s health and, if they are left untreated, they can result in major diseases such as kidney failure or heart disease. 

Routine dental care is vital to maintaining your pet’s health; however, they need help to keep their teeth clean. At Animal Medical Center of Hattiesburg, we are here to provide quality pet dental health care while helping pet owners to brush up on all of their pet’s dental needs! 

Contact us for an appointment today!

One of the most important things you can do for your pet’s health is to take them in for a professional cleaning. It is just as important as providing your pet with water, food, and regular physical examinations. Even with the best dental care being performed at home, it is still possible for tartar and plaque to build up, which requires professional cleaning for adequate removal.

Dangers of Untreated Dental Disease in Pets

When dental diseases remain untreated in pets, this can result in excessive mouth pain, discomfort, permanent tooth loss, and gum tissue damage. Since your pet can’t communicate to you that they are in pain, they rely on your help to get them the care they need. Take your pet in for a dental checkup today so they can have access to the pet dentistry services they need.

We serve the areas of Hattiesburg, Laurel, Gulfport, Biloxi, and surrounding areas. 
Pet Dentistry

Advanced Dental Services for Your Animals

  • Prosthodontics
    • Crown preparation and placement for full coverage and ¾ crowns
  • Orthodontics
    • Interceptive orthodontics
    • Interdental wiring and acrylic splinting of maxillary and mandibular fractures
    • Maxillary incline plane
    • Maisel Chain Placement for Mesiverted Canines
    • Maxillary arch bar
    • Maxillary expansion device
  • Oral surgery
    • Simple and complicated extractions
    • Repair of oronasal fistula
    • Repair of palatal defects
    • Surgical oncology
      • Mandibulectomy
      • Maxillectomy
      • Mandibular
      • Tonsillectomy
      • Lymph node biopsy
    • Placement of esophagostomy tube
  • Restoratives
    • Class I-VI restoration
    • Restoration of endodontic procedures
    • Class V subgingival restoration
    • Repair enamel defects
  • Endodontics
    • Standard (orthograde) root canal therapy
    • Surgical (retrograde) root canal therapy
    • Vital pulpotomy
  • Periodontics
    • Perioceutic application
    • Closed and open root planning with subgingival curettage.
    • Bone grafting of three-walled pockets.
    • Guided tissue regeneration.
    • Gingivectomy
    • Type I and II crown lengthening
    • Apical repositioning flap
    • Lateral sliding flap
Pet Dentistry

Signs of Dental Disease

  • Bad breath
  • Yellowish / brown teeth
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

Annual Dental Cleaning Services

We recommend dental cleaning once per year for dogs and cats. However, some breeds may require more frequent professional cleanings.

When you bring your pet in for a yearly dental cleaning, you can expect the following services:
  • Pre-operative blood work to make sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the anesthesia necessary for the procedure. While modern anesthesia is considered safe, this is a precautionary measure to minimize any risks.
  • Dental radiographs (x-rays) to provide a better evaluation of the health of your pet's teeth and jawbone.
  • During the cleaning, our dental team will monitor your pet's vital signs to ensure that they are normal. These vitals include respiration rate, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and body temperature.
  • Your pet's teeth will be cleaned and polished with professional equipment that smooths the tooth surface, removes tartar and plaque, and polishes the teeth.
  • Antibiotics and / or pain medications may be prescribed, depending on the extent of disease at the time of cleaning.
Call for 24-Hour Pet Care
601-264-5785
Download our pet dental services flyer we well as information about Dr. Billy Scott, our veterinary dentist.
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