Pet Dental Care

At Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital we provide quality dental care to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our experienced veterinarians specialize in tooth removal and treatment of gum disease, gingivitis, cavities, and pet oral health. 

Many pets suffer in silence! Dental disease is one of the most over-looked problems in both dogs and cats. Pets cannot communicate their discomfort as we do and may show dental pain by changing eating habits or rubbing their mouths with paws or on the carpet or furniture. They may drool, "chatter", cry out, or flinch when touched around the gums or mouth areas. In addition to pain, periodontal disease can lead to bad breath, sore throats, heart disease, and various other internal organ issues.

Unlike people, cats and dogs must have general anesthesia for a proper dental scaling and evaluation. A complete health evaluation, including lab work is required prior to any dental procedure. An IV catheter and fluids are maintained during the dentistry. All patients are kept warm on a heated table and are monitored by our nursing team as well as electronic devices which monitor their breathing, temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen consumption.

A routine dental procedure involves full-mouth x-rays, scaling the tooth and polishing it to keep it shiny and prevent tartar build up. Some may require tooth extractions.

Keep your pet smiling! Have their teeth checked every 6 months!

Learn more about pet dental care below: 

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The Importance of Pet Dental Care

Pet dental care is important for your pet’s health and well-being. If there are dental issues, they can affect oral health, cause disease, and even affect your pet’s organs. Not only that, but dental problems can also cause intense pain and irritability, which can change your cat or dog’s behavior.

Regular dental screenings are essential, as they can help owners and our vets monitor your pet’s dental and oral health. With early prevention, our vets can prevent chronic pain and severe health issues. We can assess common symptoms and provide your pet the necessary treatment that will reduce its discomfort.

Symptoms of Pet Dental Problems

If your pet is exhibiting dental problems, he or she may exhibit various symptoms. It is important to note any concerns and convey them to our vets. These details will help us with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Some symptoms of pet dental problems include:

  • Bad breath
  • Pain when eating or chewing
  • Facial swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Abnormal drooling
  • Plaque and tartar buildup
  • Broken or missing teeth

Common Dental Conditions

Our vets will perform a dental exam, check for any common conditions, and provide prompt treatment to prevent further complications. Some common dental conditions in pets include:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Gum disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Cavities
  • Abscesses
  • Bone infections
  • Jaw issues

Treatments for Pet Dental Problems

At our CVMH, we provide several treatments to improve your pet’s dental health. Some of our treatments include:

  • Dental exam and evaluation
  • Dental surgery
  • Tooth removal
  • Removing plaque from the gum line
  • Pain management
  • Homecare for oral health
  • Recommendations for quality pet dental products
  • Continued dental health monitoring

Our Pet Dental Care Services

Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital is committed to providing high-quality dental care to eliminate any pain your pet may have and help it enjoy an active lifestyle. Some services that we offer include the following:

  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Anesthesia and monitoring
  • Scaling
  • Teeth cleaning and polishing

Cat Dental

Contact us for Treatment Today

Whether your cat or dog needs a routine exam or a cleaning, let our team at Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital help. To learn more about the services that we provide and to schedule your appointment, contact us at (704) 752-7227 today. We proudly serve Charlotte, Pineville, Lake Wylie, Fort Mill, Indian Land, Gastonia, and Matthews. We look forward to improving your pet’s health and well-being!

Location and Hours

10330 Feldfarm Ln Charlotte, NC 28210

Carolinas Veterinary Medical Hospital


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


7:30 am - 5:00 pm



7:30 am - 12:00 pm