Pet Dentistry

Pet Dentistry in Pittsboro

Dental health is a serious component of overall health for dogs and cats (and humans as well!). Pets with severe dental tartar and diseased gums are at high risk for heart, kidney, and liver disease as well as infections anywhere in the body. Their sore mouths make it hard to eat, and so they are also at risk for weight loss and malnourishment. Home dental care is a great way to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Our doctors and team members at Hill Creek are happy to discuss strategies for dental hygiene for your pet. As part of the annual exam we will assign a dental health level and give you recommendations for care.

Genetics plays a huge role in dental health as well, so when home care isn’t possible or isn’t enough an ultrasonic dental cleaning is recommended. This is done under general anesthesia, and all of the precautions and safeguards mentioned on (surgery page link) are in place during these routine procedures. Sometimes teeth are found to be broken or diseased and extraction of a tooth or multiple teeth may be recommended. Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital has the equipment, including high-speed instruments and dental radiography, to manage routine cleaning as well as surgical extractions. Our doctors are trained to handle these procedures safely and effectively.

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  • The care shown to my family and our beloved elderly dog was above and beyond expectations. I couldn't have asked for a better staff to care for us.

    Katie Chastain
  • Hill Creek Vet. and their wonderful, patient staff is beyond awesome.

    Gail Pederson
  • Hill Creek Vets and staff are awesome! They have always taken great care of our three dogs. I would recommend them without reservation.

    Melinda Goodwin
  • They treated our fur baby great! We were kept updated and advised of our pet's progress and instructed well for her healing after her treatment!

    Margaret Kirkman
  • We love Dr. Cindy. She truly cares about her patients and I don't know what we would do without her taking care of our Abby!

    Dena Graham
  • Wonderful, caring group of professionals. My first visit and will continue to take my dog there. She is in great hands. Five star treatment.

    Ellen Roby
  • I have been bringing my fur babies here since 2002. They are so family.

    Roberta Cole
  • Very nice people who obviously love animals. They make even scared animals feel comfortable.

    Debbie White Miller