New Client: 904-516-9767
Existing Client: 904-399-5557
1546 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Teeth Cleaning

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Dental care keeps Jacksonville pets healthier

Dental care is just as important to your pet’s wellness as a healthy mouth is to yours. Our team at the San Marco Animal Hospital focus on helping you prevent dental issues that ultimately cause discomfort for your pet and expense for you. Should a problem occur, you can count on gentle dental treatment to get your pet feeling good again, fast.

Prevention techniques

Professional dental examinations should begin with your pet’s first visit to San Marco Animal Hospital, and continue through life. It is rarely too early or too late to improve the condition of the mouth. Our Doctors check for indications that harmful oral bacteria are overpopulated. Just like in humans, untreated gum disease in animals can lead to puffy and bleeding gums, mouth pain, tooth loss, diabetes, and heart or kidney disease.

Dental cleanings are performed under anesthesia to ensure your pet’s comfort. We use an ultrasonic scaler and polisher to remove bacteria, plaque, and hardened tartar. Your pet returns home with sparkling teeth and fresher breath. With proper diet, an at-home brushing kit, water additives, and special chew treats, you can help your pet enjoy good dental health between checkups.

Warning signs of dental problems

Our team recommend an annual dental checkup; possibly more frequently for older pets or those with compromised health. However, please schedule a visit (walk-ins are welcome, too) if your pet exhibits signs of dental distress:

  • Buildup of tartar
  • Diminished appetite
  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Extra teeth
  • Foul breath
  • Irritability or other changes in behavior
  • A loose or broken tooth
  • Mouth pain, bleeding, or swelling
  • Unusual drooling, chewing, or dropping food

Dental treatment

Our Team provide emergency and non-urgent dental treatment, when problems do occur. We handle digital x-rays, extractions, soft tissue injuries, mouth cysts and tumors, and other dental procedures, in-house.

Call San Marco Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, FL for pet dental care that keeps you smiling, too. The number is 904-399-5557, and the practice serves Avondale 32205, downtown Jacksonville (32202 and 32207), First Coast, Riverside 32204, and Springfield 32206.

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