Pet Teeth Cleaning Cookeville Tn Circle

Pet Teeth Cleaning in Cookeville and Crossville, TN

Taking care of your pet’s teeth is just as important as providing them with a balanced, nutritious diet and keeping them vaccinated.  Best Friends Veterinary Hospital provides complete dental cleanings for dogs and cats under anesthesia to help prevent oral disease as well as potential systemic disease of the heart, liver, or kidneys. Our dentals full mouth digital radiographs, a thorough evaluation for periodontal pockets and bone health, and extractions if needed. With treatment at our hospital and routine dental care at home, your pet can maintain a clean, healthy mouth and enjoy a much better life as a result.

Dental care is vital to your best friend’s comfort and quality of life. Request an appointment so we can help you care for your pet’s dental needs.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a common oral condition that affects more than half of all dogs and cats ages 3 and up. It develops when plaque and tartar buildup goes untreated, resulting in the spread of infectious bacteria in the mouth and, potentially, the bloodstream. Characteristics of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Drooling (sometimes blood-tinged)
  • Thick brown/yellow buildup along the gum line
  • Difficulty chewing and eating (pet may drop food while eating)
Pet Dental Care Cookeville Tn Circle

What to Expect with Teeth Cleanings for Dogs and Cats

Since most oral problems in dogs and cats are concealed below the gum line, we need to be as thorough as possible when evaluating their teeth and gums. Below are the measures we take to perform a comprehensive oral assessment and teeth cleaning procedure: