- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
How healthy are your pet's teeth, gums, and mouth? While you might be alerted to trouble by bleeding, swollen gums, foul breath, broken teeth or expressions of pain, many dental problems can lurk undetected -- and these problems can seriously threaten your pet's teeth and health. Fortunately, regular professional attention can go a long way toward preventing or resolving these issues. If you're looking for pet dental care in Antioch, Brentwood, Nashville or Franklin TN, look no further than the Antioch veterinarians at PetMed.
Our animal hospital in Nashville is your source for dental care for animals. Our veterinarian in Nashville is excited to educate patients about pet dental care. Some pet owners are surprised to learn that pet dental care is so important for their furry friends. Imagine what it would be like if you did not brush or care for your teeth? The number one dental issue affecting our pets is a periodontal disease affecting four fifths of pets 3 and older. Our pets require essential care just like us that help keep the rest of them healthy.
Our Nashville veterinarian is passionate about preventive dental care for animals. Our staff knows that other potential health concerns can be prevented by caring for your pet's teeth on an ongoing basis. Periodontal disease can destroy tissues and gums over time leading to systemic health concerns that can also affect your pet's immunity. We are proud to serve the greater Antioch, Brentwood, Nashville and Franklin TN regions to provide comprehensive dental care for animals.
Annual dental care for animals is the ideal routine. Our veterinarian in Nashville will use x-ray to discover any tooth decay or hidden abscess that may be present as well. At this time we also screen for oral cancer. As your pet ages, they may require two annual visits per year. Our Nashville veterinarian will let you know when this time comes based on evaluations.
At your visit after evaluation, we will clean your pet's teeth. As opposed to even the best home dental care you are likely offering your pet, we are able to remove tartar above and below the gum line that home brushing cannot reach. A deep cleaning will also reduce the opportunistic bacteria that thrive from the presence of tartar in your pet's gums. Regular cleaning reduces inflammation that can also occur as a result of tartar buildup.
If we find a tooth that is badly infected or decayed, it may be necessary to perform tooth extraction. Signs and symptoms that your pet may be suffering from a toothache or infected tooth (or teeth) is a refusal to eat, they may appear withdrawn or may not allow you to pet them near the face or neck. If any of these signs sound familiar, we encourage you to call us for a check-up to rule out any major dental issues.
Annual dental checkups are the smartest and easiest way to protect your pet from a variety of oral problems. Our Antioch veterinarians use x-rays and other diagnostic techniques to look for any signs of tooth decay or hidden abscesses, while also examining the teeth and gums for damage and disease. We also screen for oral cancer, a potentially disfiguring or even deadly disease that must be detected in its early stages so immediate treatment can be administered.
As your pets get older, they will most likely require two annual dental visits instead of one. This is because the risks of periodontal disease, cancer, and tooth damage continue to rise with age. Senior cats may also experience a dental issue called tooth resorption. Our Antioch veterinarians can notify you when your pet starts to need senior dental care.
Your pet's mouth vulnerable to many of the same dental dangers as your own. The most common and worrying problem, periodontal disease, affects up to four-fifths of all pets age 3 and older. This inflammation of the gums is caused by bacteria that live off of the tartar (a rough, hardened substances that start out as dental plaque) attached to tooth enamel. The periodontal disease gradually destroys gum tissue, the ligaments that hold teeth in place, and portions of the underlying jawbone, causing tooth loss. The bacteria can then travel from the mouth to the vital organs, causing serious damage there as well. Teeth cleaning for pets is, therefore, an essential aspect of our pet dental care in Antioch TN. Our vet team removes tartar above and below the gum line, discouraging bacterial infiltration for a healthier mouth. Professional teeth cleaning for pets is far more efficient at removing tartar than even the most skillful home tooth-brushing regimen.
Tooth extraction may be necessary for a tooth that is decayed, infected or badly damaged. The goal in tooth extraction is not only to relieve your pet of toothache pain, but also to protect the neighboring teeth from also becoming infected. A pet suffering from dental pain may refuse to eat, resist being touched near the face and head or avoid the company of others -- all signs that a tooth extraction may be in order.
Not sure how to manage pet dental care at home? Not to worry. At your pet's visit, we are happy to demonstrate how to properly care for their teeth. Please feel welcome to ask us any questions you may have.
Ready to schedule for pet dental care now? Please call us to schedule an appointment at 615-731-8074.
Your veterinarian in Antioch is ready to help your pet maintain optimal oral health. Call (615) 731-8074 to schedule pet dental care
Welcome new patients!
|Mon-Fri||Doctors Hours||Sat||Doctors Hours||Sunday|
|7:30am||9am - 12:30pm||8am||9am - 11:30 am||Closed|
|6:30pm||3pm - 6pm||4pm||1pm - 3pm|
Would NOT go anywhere else. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and care deeply about the health and welfare of your pet. If you are looking for the best care for your beloved companion, PetMed is the place to go!