84 University Parkway

Jackson, TN 38305 US

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Pet Dental FAQs

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Dental health is essential for people, and it is no different for your pets. If you are concerned about your pet's dental health, our veterinarian at University Parkway Animal Hospital in Jackson are here to provide your pet with the quality dental care they need. Here are some questions you may have about why dental care is vital for your pet.

Are Dental Problems Preventable?

Dental problems are mostly preventable, but other existing conditions can sometimes complicate treatment. Some pets could have root or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems. Bone softening from subluxations or occlusions can cause a loss of sensation in and around the mouth and lead to emergency vet services. The best way to avoid dental issues from occurring in your pets is by making sure he or she has an annual teeth cleaning.

What Happens During A Pet Dental Cleaning?

When you visit our clinic for your pet's dental cleaning, our veterinarian will use specialized tools to get rid of any tartar or plaque on your pet's teeth. If there are any tears in the teeth's enamel, a special polishing paste will be used. We will also ensure that your pet is free of any broken or infected teeth. The next stage in the process is teeth strengthening and desensitization, where our team uses a special fluoride paste. Your pet's gum line must also be examined to determine if any problems are not visible on the surface. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Hygiene for Pets?

Our dental care can help your pet avoid having chronic bad breath. Proper dental hygiene will also keep your pet free of potential dental health issues such as bleeding gums, broken teeth, loose teeth, mouth ulcers, and more. Proper dental care also protects pets from broken teeth. If your pet is exposed to hard toys with weak teeth, he or she can end up breaking teeth causing infections and a lot of pain.

Contact Us for Pet Dental Care from Our Veterinarian in Jackson, TN

If your pet needs dental care in the Jackson area, our team at University Parkway Animal Hospital can help. Contact our qualified staff for a thorough cleanup and routine checkup of your pet's teeth and gums as a way of ensuring they live happy and healthy lives. Call us at (731) 661-0711 to find out how our veterinarian can help you and your pet.

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Took my kitten there today (they are not closed, as the Facebook page says!), and loved it! Very kind, friendly staff who really give their time and attention to your pet! Highly recommend!

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