Professional Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Acton, MA

At Acton Animal Hospital, we are committed to enhancing your pet's health with exceptional cat and dog teeth cleaning services. Maintaining dental health is vital for your pet's longevity and day-to-day comfort. Our AAHA-accredited hospital in Acton, MA is well-equipped to offer comprehensive dental services, which include thorough oral assessments, dental scaling, polishing, and full-mouth X-rays to ensure a vibrant, healthy smile.

If your pet has bad breath, a checkup is in order. Call (978) 263-7477 or request an appointment online to get started. 

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Why Pets Need Regular Dental Care

Like humans, pets require regular dental care to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can secrete bacteria and cause painful infections in the mouth. Routine dental cleanings and exams can help us catch early signs of periodontal disease and prevent subsequent risks to your pet’s heart, kidneys, and liver. During the wellness exam, we can check your pet’s teeth and gums, and discuss any related concerns you might have about their oral health. If necessary, we can recommend a teeth cleaning appointment to get them back in shape.

Recognizing Dental Health Issues in Pets

The American Veterinary Dental College advises keeping an eye out for these signs of dental problems in your pets:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or displaced teeth
  • Inflamed, bleeding gums
  • Tartar buildup
  • Shying away from mouth touches
  • Excessive drooling or dropping food
  • Loss of appetite or weight
  • Swelling in the face

At the same time, many dogs and cats may hide any dental-related issues and continue to eat and function as normal. This is why keeping up with annual or biannual wellness exams is important–our team can help you catch problems that you might not have noticed at home.

Comprehensive Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Services in Acton, MA

The dental services we provide for cats and dogs at Acton Animal Hospital include:

  • Detailed oral health evaluations
  • Teeth cleaning including scaling and polishing
  • Advanced dental treatments such as endodontics
  • Diagnostic dental imaging for an in-depth look below the gum line
  • Treatment for periodontal disease and other oral health issues
  • Surgical tooth removal as needed
  • Surgical care for oral growths and gum overgrowth

Anesthesia is always required for pet teeth cleaning procedures. This ensures that your pet is comfortable during their treatment, and it allows our team to be as thorough and detailed as possible in examining and caring for your pet.

Home Dental Care is Important, Too

By the age of three, many dogs and cats begin to show signs of periodontal disease. Early and regular dental care is key to preventing these issues. While daily tooth brushing is ideal, we understand it may not be feasible for all pets. Our team is here to help you devise a practical home dental care regimen tailored to your pet’s needs.

For guidance on caring for your pet’s teeth and gums, call (978) 263-7477. Our team is more than glad to help!