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There is no getting around the fact that dental disease is pervasive in pets. More than 50% of cats and 85% of dogs over the age of 3 require professional dental intervention and care. We are here to help you take care of your pet’s teeth and gums so that your pet stays healthy and active for a long, long time.

Dental disease is a serious matter and can lead to bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream, which can then lead to damaging the liver, heart, and kidneys. It’s something that must be attended to both through at-home dental maintenance, as well as periodic professional cleaning here at Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital in Greensboro.


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Gulford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital

Some of the signs that your pet might need a professional cleaning include:

  • Bad breath
  • Yellowish plaque on your pet’s tooth surfaces, particularly near the gum line
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding or pain when your pet is eating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Missing or loose teeth

If you notice any of the above symptoms in your pet, please contact us and bring him or her in to us for a thorough checkup. We will teach you how to clean your pet’s teeth at home, as well as provide professional cleaning at our hospital.

Pets that receive dental cleaning here at Guilford-Jamestown are put under anesthesia to ensure the utmost comfort and safety during the procedure. As with any veterinary surgery at our hospital, your pet is closely monitored at all times before, during, and after the procedure. Clients are typically able to bring their pet home on the same day as the cleaning, though there may be exceptions depending on your pet’s particular medical needs.

Digital Veterinary Dental X-rays

To aid in the early detection and diagnosis of pet dental conditions, our veterinarians utilize the latest in digital radiograph technology in caring for your pet’s teeth. Digital pet dental X-rays {link to} allow for highly detailed inspection of the teeth and gums, with the advantage of being able to see below the gum line and inside of teeth for the most thorough dental check-up possible.

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For over 20 years, we have been clients at Guilford Jamestown Veterinary Hospital. While a lot of things have changed in 20 years, one thing has remained the same. Dr. Karen Kennedy and her unparalleled team of doctors continue to provide stellar service to our family of pets. We cannot thank them enough for all the love and care they have shown our family over the years.
The Payne Family

Everyone at the practice from the veterinarians to the technicians to the front office staff know you and your pet by name even before you check in. It’s a little like being Norm on Cheers.

We’ve been bringing our pets to GJVH since 1989 for top notch veterinary care. Now that we live across town, it’s not as convenient, but the quality care and helpful staff keep us coming back.

I sometimes think my dogs get better medical care at GJVH than I do at my doctor’s office. From the courteous front desk staff to the friendly technicians to the terrific veterinary care – I know my dogs get better medical care than I do!