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Dental Cleaning Serving Companion Animal, Exotics, and Working Dogs Since 1980

Veterinary Dental Cleanings in Dallas

Keeping Your Pet’s Smiles Happy & Healthy

Regular dental care should be an essential part of your pet’s ongoing medical care. Dental disease is the most common illnesses affecting cats and dogs and if you leave it untreated, your pet can experience pain, infection, and tooth loss. At Valwood Animal Hospital, our veterinary team is here to help keep your pet smiling! As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, we are pleased to offer a full range of dental services, including professional dental cleanings.

We love to see your pet smile! Call (972) 635-4371 or contact us online to make an appointment with your Dallas veterinarian.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and tissues holding the teeth in place. It is caused by an excess buildup of plaque, a bacterial film, on the teeth. When plaque dies, it hardens and turns into tartar which allows for more surface area to accumulate and turn into periodontal disease. Daily brushing can help remove plaque before it turns into tartar. Once it has become tartar, it can only be removed professionally through an anesthetic dental cleaning performed by a veterinary professional. Dental radiographs will be necessary to determine the extent of periodontal disease present below the gum line.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Bloody saliva or blood in your pet’s water dish
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty eating or avoiding eating altogether

If you notice any combination of the above symptoms in your pet, don’t wait. Bring them in to see us at Valwood Animal Hospital so we can help restore their smile!

Professional Dental Cleanings for Your Pet

If your Dallas veterinarian determines that your pet needs a professional dental cleaning, we can take care of your pet onsite at Valwood Animal Hospital. As an AAHA accredited practice, we are fully equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe throughout the procedure.

A professional dental cleaning includes:

  • Pre-anesthetic oral exam – Before we begin, your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s oral health.
  • Anesthesia monitoring – During the procedure, we will place your pet under general anesthesia and a dedicated technician will constantly monitor their vital signs.
  • Scaling and polishing – Our veterinary team will use tools similar to those used by human dentists to remove plaque from your pet’s teeth and to smooth and polish the tooth enamel.

After your pet’s dental cleaning, your Dallas veterinarian will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions. Maintenance is key to keeping your pet smiling for years to come!

Questions about dental care at Valwood Animal Hospital? Call (972) 635-4371 or contact us online for help.

Happy, Healthy Pets

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews
  • “Thorough, loving care and time spent on my dog and in speaking with me. Honest practice and reduced prices. I’ve used this vet my whole life (30+ years) and have never walked away as happy as this last visit.”

    - Anonymous
  • “We are very pleased with the care that we have received with both of our animals Callie and Albert. We look forward to bringing the rest of our fur-babies to meet and see you all. Thank you so much!”

    - Debbie
  • “I was incredibly impressed by the friendliness of the staff, the care they showed my pet, and the cleanliness of the office. It was my first visit after changing vets for the first time in 15+ years, and they made sure I felt good about my decision.”

    - Andrea
  • Extremely Helpful & Wonderful Compassion

    “We recently moved here and when I called the clinic and spoke to a staff member she was very empathetic and sensitive to our situation. I felt like she truly cared. She was extremely helpful...”

    - Krista

Why Choose Us?

Dedicated to Providing Superb Care for Your Pet
  • Dedicated to Providing Superb Customer Experience
  • Family Friendly Atmosphere for You and Your Pet
  • Provide High Quality Medicine to Every Pet
We Put Pets First!

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!