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Jacksonville, FL 32207

The Importance of Dog Teeth Cleaning

Dogs like humans can also develop problems with their teeth and gums due to the build-up of plaque and tartar on their teeth. If left untreated, this cannot only lead to concerns with bad breath and pain around the mouth, but it can also lead to more severe problems such as periodontal (gum) disease and eventual kidney, heart, and liver disorders.

Dog Teeth Cleaning in Jacksonville FL Area

Read on to learn more about the significance of regular dog teeth cleaning available from the veterinarian team at San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

What to Expect with Dog Dental Cleaning

Your dog teeth cleaning will be done under anesthesia and usually takes less than 60 minutes.

Depending on your dog’s medical history, our veterinarians may require pre-anesthesia blood work to clear your dog of kidney, heart, or liver problems before being anesthetized.

Then they will conduct a complete examination of each tooth to check for dental decay and signs of gingivitis.

X-rays of all teeth will usually be done to look for pockets of dental decay and deformities in the jaw.

Our staff will probe to check your dog’s teeth for cavities, and they will evaluate the gums to check for any areas where the gums are bleeding, infected, or have become retracted from the teeth.

After your dog’s mouth has been thoroughly evaluated, both ultrasound and hand-held “scalers” will be used to remove plaque that has accumulated both above and under the gum line.

Our team will also take care of teeth needing fillings or extractions during this visit.

Once this cleaning of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) has been completed, your dog’s teeth will be polished.

Signs to Get Your Dog’s Teeth Cleaned

Signs that it’s time to get your dog’s teeth cleaned include:

  • Red gums
  • Bad breath
  • Plaque buildup
  • Sensitivity in chewing
  • Bleeding gums
  • Infected gums

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San Marco Animal Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida, has various options available for Jacksonville residents regarding dog dental cleaning services. Call San Marco Animal Hospital today at 904-516-9767 to schedule an appointment.

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Meet San Marco Animal Hospital

Dr. Venkat Gutta
San Marco Animal Hospital

Dr. Venkat Gutta moved to the US almost two decades ago to further his passion for veterinary science. Having earned a Master’s Degree in Animal Science in Georgia and having completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam, he completed clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gutta then received his license to practice in Florida. For over a decade, he served as an associate veterinarian at the Banfield Pet Hospital. He benefitted from a great amount of exposure and experience, especially in high-quality veterinary medicine and surgeries for soft tissue injuries. To date, Dr. Gutta strives to be approachable to his clients and ensure that they have complete awareness and understanding of the health issues that are faced by their furry friends. His special interests lie in skin issues, behavioral problems, senior pet wellness, nutritional counseling, preventive care, and wellness examinations, particularly relevant to canine and feline medicine. Today Dr. Gutta continues to keep himself updated about modern advances in veterinary science through his memberships in the Jacksonville Veterinary Medical Society and American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Wonderful and very caring service. This hospital rate's are extremely fair and reasonable, they only perform the necessary testing needed unlike other vet places I have been to. I was very impressed with the knowledge and skills of the doctor. I finally found my new vet here in Florida! Lila and Gomez thank you!
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I took my cat to San Marco Animal Hospital and would highly recommend them. Dr. Gutta spent quite a bit of time talking to me about my cat’s health and preventative care. The staff was friendly and even called to check on my cat after his vaccines. Excellent service, and caring providers!
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