Dental Care

Dental care for pets is just as important as it is for humans. Like people, pets develop tartar and plaque deposits on their teeth if they do not receive routine cleanings and examinations from a qualified veterinarian as well as regular at-home care. Victory Veterinary Clinic provides dental care services for pets in Monroe, West Monroe, Calhoun, and other nearby communities. We perform complete dental examinations, routine dental scaling and polishing, dental extractions, gingival flaps, and root planing. We also have the ability to take digital dental x-rays that enable us to conduct a more complete examination of the mouth and sinuses.

Neglecting your pet’s oral hygiene can lead to periodontal disease involving problems with teeth and gums. Once periodontal disease is established and the body is constantly exposed to these bacteria, damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys can occur.

Through routine cleaning, polishing, and examinations at Victory Veterinary Clinic, and following good oral hygiene habits at home, you can typically extend the life of your pet by several years. We encourage home prophylactic dental care such as brushing the teeth in between visits and supplying oral hygiene chews.

With the added advantage of regular screenings using digital dental radiology, our veterinarian can locate potential problem areas. Dental x-rays enable us to identify tooth root changes (like abscesses) and alveolar bone loss, and it gives us the opportunity to discover teeth that are painful or require extraction.

If you have never had your pet’s dental condition checked, or if you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following conditions, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a dental care appointment:

  • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Gum recession and/or gum swelling
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Pawing at the face or mouth
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Swelling of the face
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Weight loss