Advanced Pet Dental Care
for Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, and Rodents
At the Animal Medical Center of Jonesboro, our team skillfully performs dental procedures for cats, dogs, rabbits, and rodents. We have the experience and expertise to provide not only routine pet dental care but also advanced dental therapy. With more than half of cats and dogs developing some form of periodontal disease by age three, dental care is essential to your pet’s health care routine.
Preventing Dental Disease with Animal Dentistry
Dental procedures not only help to prevent dental disease; they can reverse it as well. We have advanced dental equipment and a capable team to deliver thorough cleaning, extensive evaluations, and more. A typical dental cleaning includes:
- Full evaluation of the teeth and gums
- Ultrasonic scaling to remove built-up tartar and plaque
- Polishing of each tooth to prevent future tartar buildup
- Fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth
- Digital dental X-rays to evaluate the roots and bone below the gumline (if needed)
Each dental procedure is approached with the same safety precautions as surgery, including pre-anesthetic blood work, an IV catheter, and full monitoring.
Advanced Dental Procedures
Our advanced dental procedures include:
- Root canals
- Vital pulpotomy
- Gingival flap procedure
- Oral cancer treatments (tumor removal)
- Repair of soft tissue injuries to the mouth and tongue
- Treatment of broken bones or jaws of the face
We are one of the only veterinarians in the area able to perform effective root canals for your cat or dog. Root canals, in addition to vital pulpotomy, are an option for treating endodontic disease (where the dental pulp is damaged) as well as for fractures and broken teeth. Instead of extracting the teeth, which can be a painful and intensive procedure, a root canal allows your pet to keep their teeth. This is a preferable approach for working and hunting dogs, who need their teeth to do their jobs.
If needed, we are fully equipped to perform extractions so that diseased teeth can be fully removed and cause your pet no more pain or trauma. For other oral problems, our team of experienced veterinarians can meet just about any of your pet's needs with advanced dental techniques.
Dental Care for Rabbits and Rodents
Rabbits and rodents with their continually growing teeth can sometimes run into dental problems. If not fed a proper diet that allows their teeth to wear down naturally, rabbits and rodents can develop malocclusion, which refers to the molars growing higher in the mouth. This results in an incorrect alignment of the upper and lower teeth.
To address this problem, we can file down the teeth and restore them to the proper alignment. However, it’s up to you to provide a high-fibrous diet that allows your pet to wear down their teeth naturally as they chew. Our expert veterinarians will be happy to help you with your rabbit or rodent’s oral health and diet.
Call (870) 935-8387 to schedule your pet’s dental appointment or ask us more about dental care for your cat, dog, rabbit, or small rodent.