Dentistry

Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your animal 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 loved one’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.

The professional dentistry services at Live Oak 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 best friend 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 loved one once again. The comprehensive dental services at Live Oak Veterinary Hospital can help get you there!

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    • Lottie LouiseLottie Louise

      Thank you so much to LOVH, you were so wonderful. My parents were traveling by boat from Florida to Morehead City, when their Chesapeake Retriever developed a bladder infection. The Vet got him in within 6hours, saw us the second we walked into the clinic. She was lovely, Blue is a nervous dog and he didn’t stop wagging his tail! The Vet gave us all the paperwork form his tests to give to their local vet when they returned home. Can’t recommend them enough! Thank you!

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    • Justin MainJustin Main

      Great doctor and staff . Very accommodating for my 224lb English mastiff who is fearful. Extremely knowledgeable about all animals. Great prices. Very fair and very honest . Dr Lloyd is very patient with her patients and there humans :). She also removed a major tumor from my guinie pig. Big or small she fixed them all. My dog likes going there and although fearful he does pretty good compared to going anywhere else . I highly ,highly recommend this office. We have the best experience every time we go . My dog who doesn’t like anyone likes going there . Definitely a five star establishment

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    • Trudy RiceTrudy Rice

      Many thanks to Dr. Lloyd and her staff for the special care that they gave to our precious cat, Louis when he was so sick . We will never forget their care and compassion. Thank you so much for being there for Louis.

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    • Angela DorriesAngela Dorries

      Cholia the chihuahua was attacked by two unmonitored Mastiffs and Dr. Susan saved her leg! Cho was rushed to Beaufort immediately and Susan dropped what she was doing to assist in a time of need. The hospital is a clean and updated facility, which I would highly recommend her services!

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    • Kristen Holt ThompsonKristen Holt Thompson

      The staff and Dr. Lloyd are amazing. They are caring and willing to go above and beyond for my dogs. They know each dogs personality and treats them like gold. We have all our dogs groomed there and I know they are cared for when they visit.

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    • Roxy BeckerRoxy Becker

      Dr. Loyd was very caring and concerned about my pup Hines. We were able to schedule an appointment last minute as we were on vacation and needed some immediate care. They even called a few days later to check on his condition. I would definitely return again and would recommend this vet to anyone.

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    • Leighann Faircloth CordellLeighann Faircloth Cordell

      I went there today to take my dog, they are very nice and caring. They were great with my dog who is very hard to handle since she bounces off the wall. We will be going back from now on.

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