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Pet Dentistry Services in Lawrenceburg

Put Some Teeth into Your Pet’s Health Care

When many people think of pet health care and veterinary clinics, they think of vaccinations and basic care services. Pet dental care is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet care and also happens to be one of the most important factors in animal health. By the time they are only two years old, nearly 80% of cats and dogs have periodontal disease. Lawrenceburg Veterinarian Clinic is here to make sure your pet isn’t one of them. We offer quality pet dentistry services in Lawrenceburg and the surrounding Tri-State Area.

If you have questions about our pet dental services in Lawrenceburg, reach out to us at (812) 495-4450.

Dental disease affects much more than just breath. It can lead to more serious health problems, such as liver, kidney, and heart disease. Though we can treat dental disease, we recommend our pet parents be proactive in preventing it all together with routine dental visits to our clinic.

The Importance of Routine Dental Check-Ups

Can you imagine what would happen if you went days, weeks, or months without brushing your teeth? The same could happen to your pet without a proper dental routine. Bacteria and plaque in your pet's mouth can harden into tartar, build up on teeth, and get trapped between the teeth and gums. Only a routine brushing schedule can help prevent this.

Not brushing your pet’s teeth could lead to:

  • Gingivitis
  • Loss of gums
  • Loss of teeth
  • Infections
  • Other health complications

Simply put, dental care is crucial. Poor dental care could potentially shorten your pet’s lifespan by 20%.

Signs Your Pet May Have Dental Problems

There are numerous signs that your furry friend needs to have their teeth checked. Bad breath is one of the biggest indicators of potential issues. A few others include:

  • Disinterest in eating
  • Drooling
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain when touched
  • Inflamed or red gums
  • Bleeding

Good Oral Hygiene Goes a Long Way

The American Animal Hospital Association recently devised new guidelines for veterinarians in order to highlight the need for more professional oral hygiene care for pets. The organization stressed the necessity of going beyond the traditional "scraping the surface" of routine dental cleanings, known as "prophies." Veterinarians are encouraged to teach owners the importance of good oral hygiene when puppies and kittens are only a few months old in order to begin a lifetime of healthy benefits that go far beyond sweet smelling kisses.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

Make sure your pet lives a long, happy, and healthy life and bring them into our clinic for routine dental exams. Don’t ignore your pet’s teeth. We treat your pets like the valued family members that they are and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often does my pet need a dental cleaning?

Typically, young pets with healthy teeth might only need cleanings every 1-2 years. However, senior pets or those with dental problems may require cleanings more frequently. Our veterinarians will recommend a cleaning schedule tailored to your pet's individual needs.

What happens during a dental cleaning procedure?

A dental cleaning is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. This ensures your pet is comfortable and doesn't experience any pain during the cleaning. The veterinarian will thoroughly examine your pet's mouth, clean their teeth with specialized scaling tools, and polish them to remove plaque and prevent future buildup.

What are some tips for caring for my pet's teeth after a cleaning?

Continue brushing your pet's teeth regularly at home. You can also offer dental chews or toys specifically designed to promote oral health. Provide your pet with a soft diet for a few days following the procedure, especially if any extractions were performed.

Our Lawrenceburg veterinarian services also include wellness, surgery, and everyday care. Call our team today to learn more (812) 495-4450.

Bringing You Peace of Mind

  • Unparalleled Experience

    Compassionate quality care in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and surrounding cities for families for over 50 years. 

  • Comprehensive Care

    We offer a variety of services for pets of all ages, including dentistry, surgery, and wellness care.

  • Pet Life Commitment

    We are here to provide your pets with excellent care, not only during emergencies but for all of their wellness needs.

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  • “I recommend everyone I know with animals to come here!”

    - Jamie L.
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    - Matt K.
  • “They are very professional”

    - Christy W.