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!
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.
Advanced Dental Services for Your Animals
Crown preparation and placement for full coverage and ¾ crowns
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
Simple and complicated extractions
Repair of oronasal fistula
Repair of palatal defects
Lymph node biopsy
Placement of esophagostomy tube
Class I-VI restoration
Restoration of endodontic procedures
Class V subgingival restoration
Repair enamel defects
Standard (orthograde) root canal therapy
Surgical (retrograde) root canal therapy
Closed and open root planning with subgingival curettage.
Bone grafting of three-walled pockets.
Guided tissue regeneration.
Type I and II crown lengthening
Apical repositioning flap
Lateral sliding flap
Signs of Dental Disease
Yellowish / brown teeth
Red or swollen 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.