Pet Dental Services Alpharetta, GA

Proper pet dental services are one of the best ways to protect your pet’s overall health, along with physical exams, wellness blood screenings, and vaccinations. Dog and cat dental care is a top specialty at Midway Animal Hospital.

In addition to dental exams as part of our regular pet checkups, we provide onsite dental cleanings under full anesthesia.

Reasons to see your vet about your pet’s oral health include:

  • Your pet has bad breath.
  • You’ve noticed your pet rubbing or pawing at its mouth.
  • Your pet has a broken tooth.
  • Your pet has red, swollen, receding, or bleeding gums.
  • Your pet has problems chewing food or stops eating.
  • Your pet demonstrates obvious pain when playing with hard chew toys.
  • You see yellow or brown tartar on your pet’s teeth, which could be indicative of gum disease.

Untreated dental problems can have cause a host of undesirable results for your pet:

  • Bad breath
  • The accumulation of tartar and gingivitis, which can cause lost teeth
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Infection, which can result in damage to the kidneys, liver, and heart
  • Poor eating, which can cause loss of nutrients and weight loss
  • Resorptive lesions, painful areas in the mouth experienced by 28 percent of all cats

You can start maintaining your pet’s dental health at a young age, which is ideal for getting your pet used to oral cleaning, exams, and other various pet dental services. By only two or three weeks, kittens will already have 26 baby teeth showing, and at three months old their 30 adult teeth will be visible. Similarly, puppies have 28 baby teeth that can be seen at only three to four weeks of age; at four months, the 42 teeth that dogs have as adults begin to come in.

Ask your veterinarian during your pet’s routine health exam how you can better care for your dog or cat’s teeth. Contact Midway Animal Hospital today if you would like to make an appointment for teeth cleaning.

Your pet may be a candidate for a dental visit if:

  • Your pet has bad breath.You have seen your pet paw or rub his mouth
  • Your pet has a broken tooth
  • Your pet has red, swollen, receding or bleeding gums

What can happen if your pet does not have a dental visit:

  • Your pet will have bad breath!
  • Tartar accumulation and gingivitis can cause your pet to lose teeth
  • Infection and inflammation from tartar and plaque can cause damage to other organs including the heart, liver, kidneys and can lead to more serious health problems
  • Your pet’s mouth might hurt and cause him/her to have problems eating

What you can do to keep your pet’s teeth clean at home:

  • Schedule a yearly visit to your veterinarian to discuss your pet’s oral health
  • Schedule a dental if necessary
  • Brush your pet’s teeth regularly only with special pet-friendly toothpaste provided by your veterinarian
  • Give your pet special treats/diets to help maintain clean, healthy teeth. Ask us about these special foods

Read more at our pet blog  or Midway Animal Hospital reviews.

Dog Dental Facts:

  • 80% of dogs have dental disease by age 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
  • Puppies have 28 baby teeth that begin to show at three to four weeks of age.
  • Dogs have 42 adult teeth that begin to show at four months old.
  • Gum disease in dogs includes yellow and brown tartar buildup near gum line, bad breath and inflamed gums.
  • Oral disease is a common problem in smaller breed dogs especially.
  • Broken teeth can be a problem in dogs that chew hard toys, treats or objects

Cat Dental Facts:

  • 70% of cats have dental disease by age 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.
  • Kittens have 26 baby teeth that begin to show at two to three weeks of age.
  • Cats have 30 adult teeth that begin to show at three months old.
  • Gum disease in cats includes yellow and brown tartar buildup near gum line, bad breath and inflamed gums.
  • Cats can get painful areas in their mouth called resorptive lesions. 28% of all cats will have one of these spots in their mouth during their lifetime. It is important to see your vet if your cat is having trouble eating or if their mouth seems painful.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? We also offer these veterinary services: pet grooming, pet x-rays, and pet ultrasound. Our veterinarians are qualified for pet surgery and pet labs for monitoring.

We help our older dogs with elder pet care and if they’re ready to cross the rainbow bridge we have a compassionate team who help with pet hospice. If your pet needs to be seen right away check out our emergency vet information.

Dr. Jonathan Arango, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Arango

Orthopedic Surgeon

(Utilized as Needed)

Dr. Arango attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies and veterinary school, earning his DVM in 2012. He then spent a year at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center as a small animal medicine and surgery rotating intern.

Dr. Arango returned to Florida to complete a surgical internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital and spent the following three years at the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to complete his surgical residency.

After working a specialty referral hospital in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Arango decided to relocate to Atlanta to expand the MOVES team there as an orthopedic surgeon. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary surgery, but he is especially interested in fracture repair and other areas of orthopedics.