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 animal 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 Fayetteville Veterinary 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
  • 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 pet 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 loved one.

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 companion’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 Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital can help get you there!

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      I absolutely love the entire staff. They are so caring, thoughtful and kind. Dr Bunnell is the BEST vet-he has taken such excellent care of my high maintenance cat. He understands how much people love pets-and he will do everything he can to help your pet. The entire staff is just so wonderful. I’ll never go anywhere else. 😻

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      Dr. B is great, dogs liked him! Recently had my English Bulldog neutered and it was ent very well. He’s healing great, staff was great dropping off, picking up and they even called the next day to see how he was. Made it a much less stressful experience.
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      The Fayetteville Veterinary Hospital and staff are wonderful. Dr. Bunnell and staff are friendly, caring and understand that a pet is truly part of your family. The care and compassion that we received when we had to put our 15 year old cat down was more than we could have ever asked for. Dr. Bunnell and staff are accommodating and will work around your schedule to make sure your pets needs are met. They have been wonderful to our new kittens that had health problems when we adopted them from the shelter. With their help, our new cats will lead a happy and healthy full life. We are very thankful for everything that they have done for us and our cats over the years. We wouldn’t trust our cats at any other veterinary hospital.

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      The first experience was not the best. I made Dr. Bunnell aware of the issue and he was extremely apologetic and made my second experience much better! I feel confident that he knows what he is talking about when it comes to the allergies my dog is experiencing. He isn't pressuring in making you buy all sorts of products that may not help the problem which I definitely appreciate.

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