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Dental Care

Animal Medical Clinic provides dental care services for companion pets that include cleaning, polishing, and overall assessment, as well as extractions, oral surgeries, and recommendations for at-home dental care. Additionally, we can take digital dental x-rays that enable us to conduct a more complete examination of the mouth and sinuses.

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 care from a qualified veterinarian. Through regular cleaning, polishing, and checkups at Animal Medical Clinic, and good oral hygiene habits at home, you can typically extend the life of your pet by several years.

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.

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

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


Animal Medical Clinic provides dental health care services and screenings to pet owners in the Tri-Cities area, as well as Elizabethton, Gray, and Blountville, Tennessee.