Dentistry

Here at Fletcher Veterinary, Dr. Apollo is exceptional with his animal dental work. He does routine and emergency dental procedures on cats and dogs, as well as rabbit and guinea pig teeth trimming. 

Why is dentistry important?                                                                                                                                                                            Bacteria and food debris accumulates around your pet’s teeth and, if left untreated, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay results in irreversible periodontal disease and even tooth loss. Dental disease can affect other organs in the body: bacteria in the mouth can get into the blood stream and may cause serious kidney infections, liver disease, lung disease, and heart valve disease. Oral disease can also indicate that another disease is occurring elsewhere in your pet’s body.

Signs to get your pet's oral health checked

  • decreased interest in eating dry food
  • decreased interest in hard treats
  • chewing more slowly than usual
  • dropping food from the mouth while chewing
  • excessive drooling
  • pawing at the mouth
  • new or worsening resistance to having the face/mouth touched
  • bad breath
  • inflamed gums

Restoring your pet's smile                                                                                                                                                                                   Your pet's dental experience with us, is similar to what you would experience at your own dental clinic. Once your pet has been anesthetized, we use dental probes and hand scalers to complete a thorough, full mouth exam. We follow this with a high speed electric scaler to remove all tartar. At this time, Dr. Apollo will decide if any extractions are needed and will remove any teeth needed. After we do a complete polish, we go ahead with fluoride treatment to help prevent further tartar buildup. When the dental procedure is completed, and your pet's teeth are pearly white, we have multiple options to help keep that shine. Varying from; dental diets, chews, brushes, rinses, and more. 

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed