Pet Dentistry

Birkdale's trusted local pet hospital for dogs and cats since 2005.

Pet Dentistry in Huntersville

Protect Your Pet’s Oral Health

We love your pet’s smile. What we do not love is their stinky breath. If you pet has excessively stinky breath, or is showing signs of discomfort when they eat, it is a good idea to get their mouth looked at by a veterinary professional as soon as possible. At Birkdale Animal Hospital, we offer pet dental services in Huntersville. Our team of registered veterinary technicians and veterinarians will help you care for your pet’s smile. We have the training and expertise to ensure that your pet’s oral health is well taken care of. With regular dental care, your pet will be able to enjoy a long life with a healthy smile.

Does your pet struggle with smelly breath? Bring them in for an oral exam! Call (704) 610-4819 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today.

Understanding Your Pet’s Oral Health

Your pet’s oral health can have a surprising impact on your pet’s overall health. Because it is easy to forget about your pet’s oral hygiene, we recommend that you ensure your pet receives regular oral healthcare to prevent periodontal disease from taking root. Many pet parents do not even realize that their pet may be struggling with periodontal disease until it has progressed to a point that medical intervention is necessary. This is the reason that periodontal disease is the leading disease among cats and dogs.

Periodontal disease can be identified by a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Bad breath
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line

The symptoms listed above are good indications that your pet is struggling with periodontal disease. Once you notice any of the above signs, give us a call as soon as possible. Periodontal disease responds well to early treatment, which can also help your pet avoid more serious complications from periodontal disease as it progresses.

Periodontal disease is a dental disease that is caused by plaque, the same bacteria that builds up in the mouth of humans. As the plaque dies, it hardens on the teeth and creates a film on the teeth, which is the perfect spot for even more plaque to build up on. If the plaque is allowed to build up on the teeth, it can begin to move past your pet’s gum line and cause damage to the underlying jawbone and other tissues in your pet’s mouth.

If your pet’s periodontal disease has progressed to a point where they require a dental cleaning, our staff is ready to help. Our fully equipped surgical suite is the perfect place for your pet’s dental cleaning under general anesthesia. We have all the monitoring and cleaning equipment to get your pet’s smile sparkling again.

For more information about dental cleaning at Birkdale Animal Hospital, please call (704) 610-4819 or contact us online today.

Why People Love Birkdale Animal Hospital

  • Experience. Registered, licensed, educated and trained technicians. Not all technicians are equal. Our staff has gone to school and invested in their job. They do continuing education and are bound by state rules and regulations. You should always ask if your tech is registered.

  • Compassion. This is not our job it is our life. We live in this town, our kids go to school here, we shop here, and invest back into this town. We are family owned and operated. We have one location and we are here to serve you.

  • Quality. We offer what your pet needs, not what is available. We only use quality products and stand behind our products and services to always make it right.

It's Time to Give Your Pet the Right Type of Care.

Each client is different and each patient is different, that's why we craft our approach for each and every individual.

Our Reviews

  • “I highly recommend Birkdale Animal Hospital to anyone looking for a primary veterinarian! I take my two dogs Jagger & Autumn here and always have great professional and reliable experiences with great cost efficient prices.”

    - Summer W.
  • “We’ve been taking our dogs to him for 15 years and he truly cares about your furry friends. Dr Mark has a heart of gold and is simply a great human being (funny, caring, intelligent, sensitive, and relatable). We wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

    - Lauren S.
  • “The surgery and recover was affordable and care and recovery easy with the physical therapy that was laid out for us. Dr. Mark and team are viewed as part of our family with the love they provided our dogs for over 18+ years.”

    - Patrick M.