Pet Dental Care at Kimbrough Animal HospitalThe Importance
of Dental Cleaning

Good dental hygiene can increase your pet's health, vitality, wellbeing and add additional years to his or her life. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years.

Dental Services

Dr. Kimbrough believes that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and a mouth rinse, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

Kimbrough Animal Hospital offers digital dental radiology which produces high-definition images of your pet's teeth. More accurate than traditional radiology, digital dental radiology produces clear images of the area below your pet's gum line in order to diagnose dental disease that cannot be seen by visual examination alone. This is powerful technology that enables the treatment of dental disease before it becomes much larger and more difficult to treat.

Your pet's dental prophylaxis includes:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • X-rays
  • Supra and subgingival scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application

We chart your pet's teeth at every cleaning. Dr. Kimbrough evaluates his or her teeth and any associated x-rays.