Pet Dentistry

Maintaining the health of pets requires proper dental care. Similar to people, pets can develop plaque and bacteria on their teeth and gums, which can result in illness, tooth decay, and even tooth loss.

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Keeping Your Pet’s Smile Bright and Healthy

At Lovell Animal Hospital, we understand that oral health is an essential part of your pet’s overall well-being. Just like humans, pets can suffer from dental problems like plaque buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. These issues can not only cause pain and discomfort for your furry friend, but they can also lead to serious health complications if left untreated.

Why is Pet Dentistry Important?
Neglecting your pet’s dental health can have far-reaching consequences. Bacteria from infected teeth can enter the bloodstream and damage vital organs like the heart, kidneys, and liver. Pets with poor oral hygiene are also more likely to experience painful tooth abscesses, loose teeth, and even jaw fractures.

Professional Dental Care at Lovell Animal Hospital:

Even with diligent home care, professional dental cleanings are crucial for maintaining your pet’s oral health. We offer comprehensive dental services, including:

  • Oral Exams: Our veterinarians will perform a thorough oral exam to assess your pet’s dental health and identify any potential problems.
  • Dental Cleanings: Under anesthesia, our team will remove plaque, tartar, and calculus buildup from your pet’s teeth using ultrasonic scaling and polishing techniques.
  • Digital Radiographs: X-rays allow us to get a closer look at the roots of your pet’s teeth and identify any underlying issues like abscessed teeth or jawbone disease.
  • Extractions: In some cases, tooth extraction may be necessary to remove severely damaged or diseased teeth.

Benefits of Professional Dental Cleanings:

  • Fresh breath: Say goodbye to doggy breath! Regular cleanings will keep your pet’s breath smelling fresh and clean.
  • Reduced pain and discomfort: Dental cleanings can alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by dental problems.
  • Improved overall health: Good oral health contributes to your pet’s overall well-being and can extend their lifespan.

Maintaining Healthy Teeth at Home:

  • Brushing: Regular brushing is the cornerstone of good pet dental hygiene. Aim to brush your pet’s teeth at least 2-3 times per week using a pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrush.
  • Dental chews and toys: Provide your pet with dental chews and toys designed to scrape away plaque and massage gums.
  • Diet: Choose a high-quality pet food that helps keep teeth clean and gums healthy.

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Schedule Your Pet’s Dental Appointment Today!

Don’t let dental problems steal your pet’s smile and health. Contact Lovell Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s dental cleaning or consultation. We’re committed to providing your furry friend with the highest quality dental care in Knoxville, TN.

Call us at (865) 777-1221 or visit our website to book an appointment.

We look forward to helping your pet maintain a healthy, happy smile for life!

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Remember, a healthy pet starts with a healthy mouth!

We hope this webpage section provides valuable information about the importance of pet dentistry and the services offered at Lovell Animal Hospital. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s oral health.