Dentistry & Dental Surgery

At Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital in Greensboro, we provide quality veterinary dental care and surgery for cats and dogs in Greensboro.

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Dental Care for Cats & Dogs

Just like in humans, routine dental care is a very important aspect of cats' and dogs' oral and overall health.

However, most cats and dogs don't get the oral hygiene care they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

At our Greensboro veterinary hospital, we offer complete dental care for pets, including basics like dental exams and cleanings, as well as teeth polishing, dental x-rays, dental surgeries, and education for pet owners on home dental care.

Dental Care, Greensboro Vet

Annual Cleanings & Exams

Your pet should have a dental examination at least one time a year. Some dogs and cats are more prone to dental problems than others, and may need to visit us more often.

Guilford-Jamestown Veterinary Hospital can assess, diagnose, and treat dental health problems in cats and dogs.

  • Symptoms

    If you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet, a dental checkup is in order.

    • Bad breath
    • Loose and/or broken teeth
    • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
    • Discoloured teeth
    • Tartar buildup
    • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
    • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
    • Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
    • Bleeding from the mouth
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  • Assessment

    Before the dental exam begins, a thorough pre-anesthetic physical assessment will be performed on your pet.

    We will perform blood and urine analyses to make sure it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics such as an ECG or chest radiographs may also be conducted.

    Once your pet is fully under anesthesia, we will perform a complete oral examination (tooth by tooth) and charting.

  • Treatment

    Next, we clean and polish the teeth (including under the gum line), and take x-rays. A fluoride treatment is then applied to each tooth.

    Finally, a dental sealant is applied to prevent the attachment of plaque to the enamel. If advanced periodontal disease is found, a treatment plan will be developed and discussed with you at the end of the day.

  • Prevention

    A complimentary follow-up examination will be scheduled two weeks after the assessment and treatment appointment.

    At this visit, we will discuss implementing teeth brushing at home as well as other products available that can help improve your pet's oral health.

Dental Surgery

We know that finding out that your pet needs surgery can be scary, and so we strive to make the process as stress-free as possible for you. We'll also do everything we can to ensure your pet has a comfortable, easy experience with us.

We'll explain each step of the process to you in detail ahead of the procedure, including preparation and post-operative care.

We offer the following dental surgeries for dogs and cats:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Treatment of severe periodontal (gum) disease
  • Jaw fracture repair

Anesthesia & Your Pet's Oral Health

Cats and dogs often react to dental procedures by struggling or even biting, because they don't understand what is going on.

We perform all dental procedures with our patients under anesthesia, because this makes it less stressful for the animal, and allows us to capture the x-ray images we need.

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