Please note: These are the precautions we are taking for the Canine Influenza Outbreak in our area.

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We are screening all appointments for possible exposure
Any pets showing signs of a respiratory illness will be seen curbside and staff will wear appropriate protective attire
We are deep cleaning our exam rooms, lobby, scale, and other surfaces after EVERY pet regardless of exposure risk status
We have ordered the Canine Influenza Vaccine and will begin offering it within the next day or so
We will keep apprised of this ever-evolving situation
You and your pets are our highest priority

Pet Dentistry

Regular dental cleanings and regular brushings can help keep your pet’s mouth health and avoid potentially deadly health issues.

Pet Dental Care in Jenks, OK

Just like for humans, it’s the tartar under the gumline that causes kidney and heart damage. To remove this tartar anesthetic is necessary. South County Animal Clinic does pre-anesthetic blood work so that the anesthesia can be tailored to each patient. Once the patient is anesthetized, the teeth can be thoroughly cleaned. Not until they are cleaned is it possible to determine whether or not extractions are necessary. Once all necessary work is completed, the teeth are polished. An antibiotic injection and an anti-inflammatory injection are administered for every dental.

Dental Care for Your Pet

Signs Your Pet Has Dental Disease
  • Bad breath
  • Red, not pink, gums
  • Facial swelling
  • Yellow or brownish buildup on teeth
  • No longer eager to eat regular food
Dental Extractions
Dental extractions are done differently depending on the tooth and the extent of the damage. Simply twisting and pulling of larger teeth can damage the surrounding bone, leaving a painful hole that will not heal. For this reason, our doctors do surgical extractions or section the tooth before extraction. This lessens damage to surrounding bone and tissue and decreases pain as well!

It is not possible to create an accurate estimate for dental procedures as extractions can not be determined until teeth are cleaned under an anesthetic. We offer two routes to better accommodate our clients:

  • Anesthetic, cleaning, extractions without an estimate.
  • Anesthetic, cleaning, determine extractions so that an estimate can be created and discussed the next day. To do the extractions would then require another anesthetic fee.

For your pet’s safety, it is not an option to call with an estimate while your pet is under anesthesia.

Pain Medications
All dentals requiring extractions are given pain medication immediately following surgery, as well as medications to go home.

South County Animal Clinic believes very strongly that optimum patient care includes annual dental cleanings and quality pain management.

True or False?
Q. Oral hygiene isn’t important for my pet.
A. FALSE. Regular dental cleanings along with regular tooth brushing will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and avoid potentially deadly heart and kidney conditions. Routine cleanings help to avoid costly extractions.

Q. Cats don’t need dental care.
A. FALSE. Cats and small breed dogs often require more dental care than large breed dogs.

Q. Dentals are not worth the risk or expense for senior patients.
A. FALSE. South County Animal Clinic believes that pets of all ages should have a healthy, pain-free mouth. Geriatric surgeries and dentals are all given extra support at our hospital. Age alone shouldn’t force a pet to live in pain!

Q. By age 3 most pets have some degree of dental disease.
A. TRUE. By age 3 most pets have some tartar buildup. The extent of buildup will determine whether or not a dental cleaning is recommended. The sooner routine dental care is started, the healthier your pet will be and the less chance for a painful mouth.