Veterinarian Service

Pet Dental Care Veterinary Service in Tyler, TX

Animal Medical Center of Tyler is fully equipped to give your pet the care they require! Continue reading to find out more.

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Pet Dental Care

Our veterinarians and the rest of the veterinary team will ensure that your pet is comfortable throughout their stay with us.

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Your pet’s world revolves around its mouth.

Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty frightening, right? As you can guess, things would eventually start to go very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, and gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth could eventually travel into your bloodstream and cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain.

It’s the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of brushing their pet’s teeth or taking them for a dental cleaning, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

Understanding the stages of periodontal disease is crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing serious complications in pets.

Gingivitis: Initial stage where gums are inflamed and bleed easily due to plaque buildup. It’s reversible with proper oral hygiene.

Early Periodontitis: Gums start to recede, forming pockets. Mild bone loss may occur. Requires professional treatment to prevent further damage.

Moderate Periodontitis: Deeper pockets develop, more bone loss, increased gum recession, and possibly tooth mobility. Requires intensive treatment to manage progression.

Advanced Periodontitis: Severe bone loss, deep pockets with pus, significant tooth mobility, and potential tooth loss. Treatment focuses on preventing further damage and may involve surgical procedures.

Animal Medical Center of Tyler offers complete pet Oral Health Services, features include:

  • Dental exams
  • Annual dental cleanings
  • Dental X-rays
  • Extractions

Following American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, we only do cleanings and dental work on anesthetized pets. To ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, we may require a routine blood test before the procedure.

Preventive Dental Care

Brushing your pet’s teeth several times per week is the best way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. Interested in learning how to brush your pet’s teeth? Just ask and our veterinarian or technician will be happy to help you get started. If you have a pet that won’t tolerate brushing, we can recommend products that will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between cleanings.

You can also help prevent severe oral problems by looking at your pet’s teeth from time to time, and investigating bad smells, growths, and discolorations. If you’re uncertain about something you find, you can always call us and bring your pet in for a quick assessment. Catching the problem early can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. To make an appointment for a dental exam or cleaning, call us at (903) 617-6891.

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Veterinary Services

Below are all of the veterinary services we offer at the Animal Medical Center of Tyler. If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to call us.