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Veterinary Dental Care in Mansfield

Happy, Healthy Pets and Happy, Healthy Smiles

Much like humans, regular dental care is an essential part of your pet’s overall health. While a visit to the dentist isn’t a lot of fun for either pets or humans, it’s still important to be sure that your pet’s mouth is as well taken care of as the rest of their body. Our Mansfield veterinary professionals will keep your pet’s smile as happy and healthy as possible! Mansfield Veterinary Clinic offers a broad range of dental care services to meet your pet’s needs. During your pet’s regular wellness exams, we’ll conduct an exam of your pet’s mouth and jaw before recommending any dental treatments.

Don’t let your pet avoid the dentist too! Call (817) 663-8101 to make an appointment for a dental exam with our Mansfield veterinary team!

Stinky Breath? It May Be Periodontal Disease

The most common disease among cats and dogs is dental disease, also known as periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue under your pet’s teeth. If left untreated, this disease can progress to cause lost teeth or even damage to the bones of your pet’s jaw. Stop dental disease before it happens!

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain while eating
  • Redness or swollen gums

If you notice any of the symptoms in your pet, it’s a good idea to book a dental exam with us as soon as you can. Our Mansfield veterinary team is ready to help get your pet smiling again!

How Does Periodontal Disease Start?

Like humans, periodontal disease in pets starts with plaque, a bacterial film that builds up on the teeth. If you don’t brush your pet’s teeth regularly, the bacteria dies and hardens on your pet’s teeth, causing more surfaces for plaque to accumulate. At this stage, brushing can still help. There are also certain chew toys and hard foods that might help your pet dislodge plaque.

If your pet’s teeth go for too long without proper brushing, the plaque can move below the gum line. This is when infection and pain can start to happen. Professional cleaning is the only way to completely get rid of plaque at this stage. That’s where the team at Mansfield Animal Clinic can step in to help.

Professional Dental Cleaning at Mansfield Animal Clinic

Dental cleanings for pets require anesthesia so that they’re comfortable throughout the procedure. With our fully equipped surgical suite, we’ll monitor your pet throughout the cleaning to make sure they’re stable for the duration of the process.

Like dental cleanings for humans, pets will get their teeth cleaned of plaque and polished up before having a fluoride treatment applied to their teeth. This will help prevent future plaque buildup.

Once your pet’s teeth are sparkling clean again, we’ll help you understand how to take care of your pet’s teeth moving forward. Maintenance is the key to keeping your pet smiling! Be sure to come in for regular checkups so that we can catch periodontal disease before it happens to your pet.

If you have any questions about our dental services, please give us a call at (817) 663-8101 or contact us online.

Reviews

Pets & Their Families Come First
  • They are all extremely friendly.

    “Excellent staff and aides. They are all extremely friendly. The vet communicated more options with me more than any previous vet I have dealt with at any other clinic. This was greatly appreciated.”

    - Stan H.
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    “Dana is the best Vet I know. My dog was throwing up & wouldn't eat & she went well out of her way to help & do everything she could! She was also very loving & had a fun, caring energy with the dogs. ...”

    - Trulie M.
  • They demonstrated great care my little Yorkie.

    “Reasonably priced, friendly staff, follow up after surgery, but mostly because they demonstrated great care my little Yorkie.”

    - Randy D.
  • They're caring and helpful.

    “They're caring and helpful. I have brought 3 pets to them, and they have been wonderful throughout every visit.”

    - Molly P.
  • We love how caring and gentle they are with our puppies!

    “Our puppies have been visiting Mansfield Animal Clinic for years now! We love how caring and gentle they are with our puppies, especially since one of them is over 10 years old now. They are careful ...”

    - Traci U.
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Why Choose Us?

  • We Treat Our Clients & Their Pets Like Family
  • Offering High-Quality Pet Medical Care
  • Warm, Friendly, and Compassionate Staff
  • Serving 3 Generations of Families Since 1962
We Care For Your Pets

At Mansfield Animal Clinic, our mission is to treat you and your pet with the utmost respect and love.