Dentistry in Louisville, KY

Oral care is an integral part of your pet’s health, although often overlooked. At Springhurst Animal Hospital, we prioritize pet dentistry, offering a range of services to ensure your furry friend maintains a healthy and happy smile.

Dental Cleanings Are Key to Keeping Your Pet in Good Health 

Pet dental care is just as important as human dental care. However, proper dental care is commonly overlooked for dogs and cats and bad dental health can lead to heart and liver disease. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats are already showing signs of oral disease by the age of 3.

To perform a proper and thorough dental cleaning, your pet must be asleep. While your pet is under anesthesia, we will scale and polish their teeth and do an oral examination to look for signs of disease or illness. If your pet has fractured or decayed teeth, we can remove them during their cleaning.

At Springhurst Animal Hospital, we perform dental cleanings Monday through Friday by appointment.

A person brushing a dog's teeth

Recognizing the Need for Dental Care

Pets, much like humans, can face dental issues that impact their overall well-being. It’s crucial for pet owners to be vigilant and recognize signs indicating the need for dental care. Some symptoms include:

  1. Bad Breath: Persistent bad breath is often an early indicator of dental problems in pets.
  2. Visible Tartar Buildup: Yellow or brown deposits on teeth signal the need for professional cleaning.
  3. Difficulty Chewing: Pets experiencing pain while eating may have dental issues requiring attention.
  4. Excessive Drooling: Unusual drooling can be linked to dental discomfort or disease.
  5. Red or Swollen Gums: Inflammation in the gums may indicate gingivitis or other dental problems.

Our Dentistry Services

  • Comprehensive Dental Examinations: Regular dental check-ups are the cornerstone of our pet dentistry services. Our experienced veterinarians conduct thorough examinations, assessing the overall oral health of your pet. This includes inspecting teeth and gums and identifying potential issues early on.
  • Professional Teeth Cleaning: To combat plaque and tartar buildup, our dental cleaning services focus on the removal of harmful deposits. This preventive measure is essential in maintaining optimal oral hygiene and preventing dental diseases.
  • Treatment for Dental Issues: In cases where dental problems are identified, we offer tailored treatment plans to alleviate pain and restore your pet’s oral health.

Benefits of Dentistry at Springhurst Animal Hospital

  • Prevention of Dental Diseases: Regular dental care prevents common issues, including gingivitis and periodontal disease.
  • Improved Overall Health: Dental problems can affect your pet’s systemic health. Proper oral care contributes to their overall well-being.
  • Pain Management: Timely intervention helps manage dental pain, ensuring your pet’s comfort.
  • Enhanced Longevity: Good oral health is linked to a longer and healthier life for your furry companion.