At Hampton Veterinary Hospital, we strongly believe in regular pet dental care. Good oral hygiene is a major indicator of your pet’s overall health, and serious dental disease can often be avoided with routine dental exams and teeth cleanings.
Pet Dental Care
Hampton Veterinary Hospital provides dental care to pets throughout Rockingham County. Initial dental exams occur during your pet’s first wellness visit, and we recommend biannual oral checkups thereafter.
Our experienced doctors thoroughly examine your pet’s teeth and gums, checking for loose teeth, tartar buildup, inflammation, infection, and/or teething problems. Most importantly, we work hard to make sure your pet is comfortable and at ease throughout the dental exam.
Our pet dentistry services include the use of advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital dental x-rays, which often show problems hiding beneath the surface that can lead to chronic health problems.
Please schedule a dental appointment if you notice any of the following signs:
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Drooling or abnormal chewing
- Swelling or bleeding around the mouth
- Loss of appetite or refusal to eat
- Irritability or changes in behavior
If necessary, we also perform oral surgeries to extract teeth, remove tumors or growths, correct oral defects, and to fix trauma to the jaw. Hampton Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing the best medical treatment to restore your pet-s oral health. If your veterinarian has recommended that your pet have a dental procedure performed under general anesthesia here at Hampton Veterinary Hospital, please watch the following video to learn more about what this all involves:
At-Home Dental Care
You play an important role in your pet’s oral health. Brushing your pet’s teeth on a regular basis is key, as is feeding your pet a healthy diet. The team at Hampton has several resources to help you develop an at-home dental care plan, including tips and tricks on how to properly brush your pet’s teeth.
Please call us with any questions or concerns about your pet’s oral hygiene.