Dentistry Caring for Your Loved Ones Since 1993

Arlington Pet Dentist

Protecting Your Pet’s Oral Health

Dental care is often overlooked when thinking about healthcare for your pet. At Arlington South Veterinary Hospital, we take a holistic approach to your pet’s health, which includes ensuring that their mouths receive the same high-quality care as the rest of their body. After all, the most common disease in dogs and cats is periodontal disease. Our highly trained veterinary dentist in Arlington will make sure that your pet’s smile is as healthy as the rest of their body.

Prioritize your pet’s oral health. Call us at (817) 562-6114 or contact us online to make an appointment today!

Periodontal Disease in Cats & Dogs

Periodontal disease is a common dental disease in cats and dogs. It infects your pet’s gums and the tissues surrounding their teeth. When it is left untreated, it can result in pain and loss of teeth.

Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Bad breath
  • Blood in your pet’s saliva
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Difficulty eating
  • Excessive drooling

If you notice any combination of the above symptoms, it’s possible that your pet is developing periodontal disease. Arlington South Veterinary Hospital can intervene before the disease develops further.

Plaque & Your Pet

Periodontal disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on your pet’s teeth. Plaque is a bacterial film that lives on the teeth of both animals and humans. When the plaque dies, it creates more surface area for even more plaque to build up. Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly can help remove and control plaque buildup. However, as plaque hardens, it becomes more and more difficult to remove with simple brushing, and at a certain point, even vigorous brushing won’t dislodge pervasive plaque. If the buildup moves below your pet’s gumline, this can cause infection and damage to the roots of their teeth. At this point, professional dental cleaning under anesthesia at Arlington South Veterinary Hospital is the only effective way to clean your pet’s teeth.

Dental Cleaning Under Anesthesia

In order to get your pet’s teeth as clean as possible, we will put your pet under general anesthesia in our surgical suite. We use similar tools to clean your pet’s teeth as those used by human dentists to clean the teeth of you and your family. Our Arlington veterinary dentist will first use scaling techniques to remove the plaque off the surface of the teeth. Once the plaque has been fully removed, we polish your pet’s teeth to a natural shine. Before we finish, we make sure that we apply an anti-plaque treatment, such as fluoride, to your pet’s teeth to help deter future buildup.

Aftercare and maintenance are important to protecting your pet’s teeth from future plaque buildup and infections. After your pet’s appointment, we can take the time to teach you best practices for caring for their teeth at home.

Schedule a dental cleaning for your pet by calling (817) 562-6114. If you have questions about dental cleaning, you can also contact us online.

Your Pet Is Our Priority

Real Reviews from Real Clients
  • Very knowledgeable and friendly.

    “My pets always receive excellent care here. Dr. Mason and the staff will treat your pets as of they are their own. Very knowledgeable and friendly.”

    - Rhonda
  • The doctor was informative and helpful.

    “The staff and techs are so friendly. The doctor was informative and helpful. My doggie is feeling so much better! We have tried everything and everyone, but Dr made a big difference. Vet bills are ...”

    - Julie
  • I would never consider taking them anywhere else.

    “Been taking my four-legged family to ASVH for over 20 years. I would never consider taking them anywhere else. Great folks!!!”

    - Sharon
  • For us, there isn’t any other veterinarians.

    “We have used the Arlington South vets since 2008. These folks not only care about all our pets but are also very customer conscience. They have treated our dogs from minor emergencies to major ...”

    - Rick
  • Best Vets ever.

    “Best Vets ever. Both Veterinarians and their entire staff treat us like family. I am always amazed when the time to the bill how reasonable their services are.”

    - Greg
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Why Choose Us?

  • Serving the Community Since 1993
  • Our Entire staff is Fear Free Certified
  • Friendly, Compassionate & Professional
  • Individualized Care Plans for Our Patients
  • Personalized Customer Service for Pet Parents
  • We Are Considerate of Your Time & Have Minimal Wait Times
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!