Protect Your Pet's dental health
Dog or Cat Teeth Cleanings in Knoxville
Also serving Halls Crossroads, Powell, Fountain City & Heiskell
Pet teeth cleanings are important procedures for preventative dental care. Have someone who has trained and practiced this procedure care for your pet’s dental needs. To learn more, call us at (865) 357-1838 to schedule an appointment for your pet’s teeth cleaning today!
How We Support You:
- Removal of Visible Plaque and Tartar From the Teeth
- Elimination of Plaque and Tartar From Under the Gum
- Probing of Dental Sockets to Assess Dental Disease
- Polishing to Smooth Enamel Scratches That May Attract Bacteria
- Application of Fluoride or a Dental Sealer
- Removal of Mobile Teeth
- Polish and Fluoride Treatment After Dental Scaling
- Dental Charting So Progression of Dental Disease Can Be Monitored Over Time
- Inspection of the Lips, Tongue, and Entire Mouth for Growths, Wounds, or Other Problems
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Pet Dental Cleaning?
During your dog or cat's dental cleaning, plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth is assessed. From the tongue, gums, lips, and teeth nothing is overlooked. A thorough veterinary dental cleaning can be conducted on your pet only while they are under general anesthesia.
Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the procedure while allowing us to fully inspect the teeth & remove tartar from under the gums. During anesthesia, a soft plastic tube is inserted into the main airway in the throat to support the patient’s breathing. This is a common occurrence when placing an animal under anesthesia. The placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during the dental cleaning.
How Do I Know If My Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
Regularly checking your pet’s mouth is a start. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth, close to the gum-line. Like humans, redness or bleeding along the gum-line may indicate gingivitis. Either of these signs would be indicative that your pet may need a dental cleaning.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?
A professional dog or cat dental cleaning has numerous benefits. It will remove the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces. Additionally, it will also remove bacteria that can be found under the gums. This results in eliminating potential sources of infection to the mouth as well as other organs. Dental cleanings also reduce the likelihood of pain and tooth loss for your pet.
Schedule an Appointment Today at Just For Pets Animal Clinic
Our team is excited to help with any questions or concerns you might have about a dog or cat dental cleaning in Knoxville, TN. Schedule an appointment for a consultation or same day cleaning today. Call us at (865) 357-1838!