Expert Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Services in Plantation, FL

At Plantation Midtown Animal Hospital, we're dedicated to partnering with you to keep your beloved pet happy and healthy. Good oral health is essential for their overall well-being and can contribute to a longer, happier life. Our animal hospital in Plantation, FL is fully equipped to provide professional cat and dog teeth cleaning services, from oral exams and full-mouth X-rays to tooth scaling and polishing for a clean, healthy smile.

If your pet has bad breath or it’s time for their regular checkup, reach out to us at (954) 473-8090 or schedule an appointment below. We're here to care for your pet’s dental needs with a gentle touch and expert care.

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Why Pets Need Regular Oral Exams and Teeth Cleanings

Routine dental exams and cleanings are critical for your pet, just as they are for you. Over time, dogs and cats can develop plaque and tartar that, if not addressed, may lead to gingivitis or more severe health complications affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys. Often, pets do not show obvious signs of dental disease, so we need to work together to look for those signs and take action to reverse them.

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Signs of Dental Issues in Dogs and Cats

The American Veterinary Dental College highlights the following signs as indicators of dental diseases in dogs and cats:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Teeth coated in tartar
  • Reluctance to being touched around the mouth
  • Excessive drooling or food falling from the mouth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased appetite or weight loss
  • Facial swelling

Our Teeth Cleaning Services for Dogs and Cats

Our dental care offerings include a variety of treatments and preventative measures for dogs and cats:

  • Detailed oral examinations
  • Dental cleaning (scaling and polishing)
  • Endodontic treatments
  • Dental imaging for comprehensive below-the-gum assessments
  • Tooth extractions
  • Treatment for gum diseases and oral conditions
  • Procedures for oral tumors and excessive gum growth
  • Guidance on dental care at home

To ensure a thorough cleaning and a comprehensive oral examination, sedation is necessary, as recommended by the American Veterinary Dental College. We include pre-anesthetic evaluations and blood tests before any procedure to confirm your pet’s readiness for sedation and medication.

Maintaining Your Dog's and Cat's Dental Health at Home

By the time they reach three years old, nearly half of all dogs and cats may experience some level of gum disease. Starting dental care early in life is crucial for preventing future dental problems. We understand that not every pet will tolerate daily brushing, but we're here to assist you in developing a tailored dental care plan for your pet.

For tips on how to maintain your pet’s dental health or if you suspect they might be suffering from gum disease, contact us soon at (954) 473-8090 to set up an appointment!