Pet Dentistry

At Compassionate Care Animal Hospital in Pickerington, OH, we recognize the crucial role dental health plays in your pet’s overall well-being. Our pet dentistry services help your furry friend maintain a healthy mouth and feel their best.

A dog lying in grass with a stick in its mouth

The Importance of Pet Dentistry

Just like in humans, dental health is an integral part of your pet’s overall health. Poor dental hygiene can lead to chronic pain and decreased appetite and even impact other organ systems such as the liver, kidneys, and heart. Subtle changes in your pet’s behavior may indicate underlying dental issues, emphasizing the importance of regular dental care.

Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Recognizing the signs that indicate your pet may need dental care is essential. Some common symptoms of dental problems in pets include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty chewing or eating
  • Bleeding gums

If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to schedule a dental examination for your pet promptly.

Comprehensive Pet Dentistry Services

At Compassionate Care Animal Hospital, we offer various pet dentistry services to keep your pet’s smile bright and healthy. 

Routine Dental Examinations

Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection and prevention of dental problems.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Our experienced veterinary team performs thorough dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup, promoting optimal oral health.

Dental X-Rays

We utilize advanced dental X-ray technology to assess the health of your pet’s teeth and gums below the surface.

Extractions and Oral Surgery

When necessary, we perform dental extractions and oral surgery to address issues such as broken teeth, abscesses, or advanced periodontal disease.

When to Seek Pet Dentistry Services

While focusing on preventive dental care is essential, there are times when your pet may require immediate dental attention. We recommend you seek pet dentistry services if your pet exhibits any of the following:

Persistent Bad Breath
Visible Tartar or Plaque Buildup on Teeth
Red, Swollen, or Bleeding Gums
Difficulty Eating or Chewing
Changes in Behavior or Appetite