Veterinary Service

Pet Dental Care

Our veterinarians continue to evolve our dental standards through regular discussions with veterinary dentists to ensure we remain at the forefront of veterinary dental practices. Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.

Pet Dental Care in Chattanooga, TN

We understand how important your pet is to your family, which is why we work so hard to offer the best services possible to keep your pet healthy.

vet examining dog's teeth

Pet Dental Care

At Highway 58 Animal Hospital, we recommend initiating regular dental cleanings and exams when your pets are young to prevent the development of periodontal disease. A fact that you may find surprising is that regular dental screenings and oral hygiene can add years to the life of your pet. Routine checkups and cleanings from your veterinarian are key factors in keeping your pet healthy and avoiding dental problems before they affect your pet’s overall health.

Highway 58 Animal Hospital provides more than just dental screenings and cleanings, however. Our experienced veterinarians also utilize Computerized Tomography (CT) scans on every dental to diagnose facial trauma, tumors/masses, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease, in addition to dental disease. CT scans supply our veterinarians with anatomically accurate, undistorted images that enable our doctors to diagnose your pet’s condition and offer treatment in a single quick, and efficient procedure. Highway 58 Animal Hospital is committed to providing innovative, high-quality care for your pet.

Recognizing that dental care is an often neglected aspect of dog and cat health care, Highway 58 Animal Hospital offers dental services that include:

  • Pre-dental examination
  • Anesthetic blood profile
  • IV Catheter/Fluids during the procedure
  • Full Head CT Scan
  • Complete oral examination under anesthesia
  • Local anesthetic for superior pain control
  • Cleaning and polishing
  • Tooth extractions

Periodontal disease affects the gums and supporting tissue of the teeth. This is caused by a buildup of bacteria and plaque on your pet’s teeth and gums. Left untreated, dental disease can cause bad breath, oral pain, tooth decay and loss, diminished quality of life, and bacterial infections that can cause injury to the liver, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Contact us to have your pet’s teeth checked soon if you observe any of the following problems:

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

To ensure that your pet maintains a healthy mouth, bring your pet in for an annual dental exam. Don’t wait for the yearly checkup, however, if you suspect a problem. Call us today to schedule your pet’s dental visit.

Veterinary Services in Chattanooga, TN

Pet Boarding

Pet Heartworm Testing

Pet Microchipping

Pet Surgery

Pet Computerized Tomography (CT Scans)

Pet Hospice/Euthanasia

Pet Nutritional Counseling

Pet Ultrasound

Pet Dental Care

Pet Advanced Diagnostics

Pet Pain Management

Pet Wellness Programs

Pet Digital Radiography

Pet Laparoscopic Surgery

Pet Pharmacy