Dental Care

Healthy smiles, healthy pets.

A healthy mouth makes a healthier and happier pet! Dogs and cats can experience the same kind of oral pain and discomfort that we do; however, they aren’t able to communicate this to us.

At Firehall 4 Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and technicians offer excellent dentistry services as well as education to our clients on how to provide the best at-home care. We offer quality dental services including complete oral health assessments, soft tissue examinations, dental cleanings with full mouth radiographs, periodontal therapy and surgery, follow-up assessments to ensure proper healing, and at-home care education.

 

Healthy smiles, healthy pets.

A healthy mouth makes a healthier and happier pet! Dogs and cats can experience the same kind of oral pain and discomfort that we do; however, they aren’t able to communicate this to us.

At Firehall 4 Animal Hospital, our veterinarians and technicians offer excellent dentistry services as well as education to our clients on how to provide the best at-home care. We offer quality dental services including complete oral health assessments, soft tissue examinations, dental cleanings with full mouth radiographs, periodontal therapy and surgery, follow-up assessments to ensure proper healing, and at-home care education.

Dental Care

Dental Care

WHAT TO EXPECT

Here at Firehall 4 Animal Hospital, we so strongly believe in good oral hygiene that we offer free dental consultations for our patients. All dental cleanings include tooth-by-tooth assessment, digital dental radiographs, and a dedicated veterinary technician monitoring anesthesia. We also have the ability and experience to perform irrigation, extractions, and biopsies. We are advocates of pain management and offer nerve blocks, pain medication, and laser therapy to keep our patients comfortable.

We want to work with our clients to create a personalized dental health care program that works for you and your pet. Good dental health includes regular oral exams, at-home care, and dental cleanings to remove tartar accumulation and identify any periodontal disease or broken teeth that need treatment. Signs to look for in your dog or cat that can indicate oral pain at home include heavy tartar accumulation, bad breath, swollen gums, dropping food out of one side of their mouth, facial rubbing, decreased appetite, growling, and lethargy. Dental radiographs are performed on every dental cleaning to evaluate for problems within the tooth, under the gumline, or inside the jaw – this ensures that we do not miss any problems that aren’t visible on an oral examination.

X-RAYS

Evidence shows that dental x-rays give us the ability to diagnose disease below the gumline, which would be impossible to see otherwise. This allows us to treat pain that we wouldn’t have known existed. We take dental x-rays with each examination so that we can look for these sources of pain and eliminate them before they cause a bigger problem. After the dental procedure we are happy to show you your pet’s radiographs along with pre and post dental pictures of your pet’s teeth so you can see the value in investing in your pet’s dental health!

What to expect

Here at Firehall 4 Animal Hospital, we so strongly believe in good oral hygiene that we offer free dental consultations for our patients. All dental cleanings include tooth-by-tooth assessment, digital dental radiographs, and a dedicated veterinary technician monitoring anesthesia. We also have the ability and experience to perform irrigation, extractions, and biopsies. We are advocates of pain management and offer nerve blocks, pain medication, and laser therapy to keep our patients comfortable.

We want to work with our clients to create a personalized dental health care program that works for you and your pet. Good dental health includes regular oral exams, at-home care, and dental cleanings to remove tartar accumulation and identify any periodontal disease or broken teeth that need treatment. Signs to look for in your dog or cat that can indicate oral pain at home include heavy tartar accumulation, bad breath, swollen gums, dropping food out of one side of their mouth, facial rubbing, decreased appetite, growling, and lethargy. Dental radiographs are performed on every dental cleaning to evaluate for problems within the tooth, under the gumline, or inside the jaw – this ensures that we do not miss any problems that aren’t visible on an oral examination.

X-Rays

Evidence shows that dental x-rays give us the ability to diagnose disease below the gumline, which would be impossible to see otherwise. This allows us to treat pain that we wouldn’t have known existed. We take dental x-rays with each examination so that we can look for these sources of pain and eliminate them before they cause a bigger problem. After the dental procedure we are happy to show you your pet’s radiographs along with pre and post dental pictures of your pet’s teeth so you can see the value in investing in your pet’s dental health!

Dental Product Recommendations

Dental Product Recs.

PRODUCTS OVERVIEW

When it comes to dental health, it’s important to use products that are safe and beneficial for your pet. We trust the Veterinary Oral Health Council, which evaluates and recommends products that meet specific standards. Products with the VOHC seal have been shown to slow plaque and tartar. You can find many of these products in our office and in our Online Pharmacy. Remember, prevention is key to managing oral health!

Click on each product catagory to learn more.

TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE RECOMMENDATIONS

ADA compliant soft bristle,
flat head toothbrush

CET enzymatic toothpaste

 

DIET RECOMMENDATIONS

Hil's Science Diet
Oral Care 

Hill's Healthy Advantage
Oral Care

Hill’s Prescription Diet
T/D

DENTAL CHEW RECOMMENDATIONS

Greenies
Dental Chews

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Healthymouth
water additive

OraVet Plaque
Preventative Gel

Overview

When it comes to dental health, it’s important to use products that are safe and beneficial for your pet. We trust the Veterinary Oral Health Council, which evaluates and recommends products that meet specific standards. Products with the VOHC seal have been shown to slow plaque and tartar. You can find many of these products in our office and in our Online Pharmacy. Remember, prevention is key to managing oral health!

Click on each product catagory to learn more.

Toothbrush/paste

ADA compliant soft bristle,
flat head toothbrush

CET enzymatic toothpaste

Diets

Hil's Science Diet
Oral Care 

Hill's Healthy Advantage
Oral Care

Hill’s Prescription Diet
T/D

Dental Chews

Greenies
Dental Chews

Other

Healthymouth
water additive

OraVet Plaque
Preventative Gel

“The absolute best vet in the Athens area, hands down. I take my four dogs here and I feel very confident in the care they receive at Firehall 4.”

– Jamie H.

“At Firehall 4 Animal Hospital, we are a family and we treat our patients like an extension of that family.”

Where knowledge
meets compassion.

Hours:

Mon - Fri: 7:30a - 6:00p
Sat: 8:00a - 12:00p

Location:

815 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

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Contact Us:

706-583-9191

info@firehall4.com

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 7:30a - 6:00p
Saturday: 8:00a - 12:00p

Location:

815 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Follow Us:

 

© Firehall 4 Animal Hospital
Designed by REVER

Hours of Operation:

M-F: 7:30a - 6:00p
Sat.: 8:00a - 12:00p

Location:

815 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Contact Us:

706-583-9191

info@firehall4.com

Follow Us:

 

© Firehall 4 Animal Hospital | Designed by REVER