Dentistry

 

Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your furry family member due to bad breath?

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your companion is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.

The professional dentistry services at Coit Hedgcoxe Animal Hospital are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine, preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.

Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Change in behavior
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your animal companion is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your pet.

In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your loved one’s teeth regularly. We recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your four-legged friend once again. The comprehensive dental services at Coit Hedgcoxe Animal Hospital can help get you there!

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    • Jeff ReynoldsJeff Reynolds

      great people ! great facility ! fully capable !

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    • Pam HughesPam Hughes

      My dogs and cats don’t go anywhere else but to see Dr Michalk. It’s been over 20 years now and I seriously feel as though we’re all family. Shawna once said about Chad, “he doesn’t speak people. Only animal.” That’s how I feel about the whole staff

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    • Michael C.Michael C.

      This facility has taken care of my white boxer all her life. I had great experience with the people, except the Vet Hatri-he refused to treat my puppy,... Read More

    • Kelly MeagherKelly Meagher

      This is the only place that I will take my cats and dogs to. Dr. Michalk, Chad, Wendy, and the entire team at Coit deliver excellent and compassionate care.

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    • Daphne SavedraDaphne Savedra

      Dr. Michalk is very knowledgeable with many years of experience and has a great bedside manner with her clients and their owners! She takes her time to examine, evaluate and assess your fur baby and explains what is or could be going on with your pet. She always throughly explains her plan of care. There are many veterinarians in Texas but only one Dr. Shelley Michalk who gives the best veterinary care!!! This is why me & my mom drive from Austin to Plano...just to receive her expertise and loving veterinary care!!! Thank you Dr. Michalk for all that you do for each of your clients and their owners!��

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    • Kari ThompsonKari Thompson

      Shelley Michalk D.V.M. and her staff are AMAZING! I drive all the way from Denton TX. to bring my dogs here. The staff is pleasant and extremely knowledgeable, and my dogs are well taken care of. Thanks for being awesome!

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    • Kate E.Kate E.

      I have taken all my dogs here for over a year. I love the staff, love the care! They listen to me and tell me what I need to hear. Thank you Dr. Shelley... Read More