Phone 843-873-2761
Fax 843-534-5704
Emergency For after hours emergencies
please call: 843-744-3372

Does your pet brush her teeth every day? Of course not! Does she have bad breath? Possibly – but we can help.

Did you know that bad breath is caused by the build-up of bacteria in the mouth? Bad breath is not the only thing that bacterial build-up causes.

Bacterial build-up causes inflammation and swelling of the gums as well as infection around the teeth. That infection eats away at the bone of the jaw and can lead to:

  • Red, swollen and painful gums
  • Painful loose teeth
  • Pain while eating
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Heart and kidney damage

So, in many cases, bad breath is just a symptom of a much bigger problem.

Our doctors examine your pet's teeth and gums at every visit to identify dental problems. They may recommend a more detailed examination and cleaning (which requires sedation) or they may discuss options for home dental care.

When your pet comes in for a dental cleaning we will do a complete cleaning of the teeth above and below the gumline and take x-rays of all of her teeth. Our digital dental x-ray equipment lets us take x-rays of all of the teeth in about 10 minutes. These x-rays show us the entire tooth from crown to root and tell us where there is tooth and/or root damage below the gumline – damage we can’t see with the naked eye. Using this information we can be certain about which teeth are too damaged to save and which teeth can be salvaged with dental treatment.

Our services include:
Mon 8:30am-6:00pm
Tue 8:30am-8:00pm
Wed 8:30am-8:00pm
Thu 8:30am-8:00pm
Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
Sat 8:30am-2:00pm
Sun Closed
1497 W 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483

Phone: 843-873-2761
Fax: 843-534-5704
After Hours Emergency: 843-744-3372
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