Our veterinarians provide quality veterinary dental care and surgery for cats and dogs in Mooresville.
It may surprise you to learn that one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs is periodontal disease. And just like humans, they are also subject to broken teeth, orthodontic problems and even cavities.
Our veterinarians offer complete dental care for cats and dogs, including cleaning and polishing teeth, dental surgery, x-rays, and client education on home dental care.
Cats and dogs should have a dental exam and cleaning at least one time a year. Some are more prone to dental problems than others, and may need to visit more often.
The vets at Lake Norman Animal Hospital can assess, treat, and help prevent dental problems in cats and dogs.
If you notice that your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, a dental checkup is in order.
At the beginning of the appointment, a thorough pre-anesthetic physical exam will be performed on your pet to ensure it is safe for them to undergo anesthesia.
Once your pet is under anesthesia, a full oral examination ( including teeth, gums, and the oral cavity as a whole) and charting will be performed.
We will then clean and polish the crowns of the teeth as well as under the gum line.
Each tooth will be probed and radiographed, and a fluoride treatment will also be applied.
Finally, a dental sealant is applied to hinder the attachment of plaque. If advanced periodontal disease is identified, we will develop a treatment plan and discuss it with you at the end of the day.
We will schedule a follow-up examination two weeks after the assessment and treatment appointment.
During this appointment, we will discuss teeth brushing for your pet at home as well as other products available that can help improve your pet's oral health.
Dental surgery at our hospital includes tooth extractions, treatment for periodontal disease, and jaw fracture repair.
We will make your pet's dental surgery procedure as comfortable and stress free as possible for both of you. We will talk you through each step of the process beforehand.
We will monitor your pet during recovery, and provide any necessary post-operative care. You will receive thorough post-operative instructions on how to care for your pet as they heal.
Your pet does not understand what is happening during a dental exam and cleaning, and he or she will react by struggling, trying to escape, or biting.
Anesthesia makes it possible for us to perform dental procedures safely and effectively with less stress and discomfort for your pet. For this reason, all dental procedures performed at our hospital are performed on animals under anestheisa.