Pet Dental Care

Ensure your pet’s oral health with our outstanding dental care. Trust us to keep those furry smiles healthy and bright.

Dental Care

Pet Dental Care

By age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems.

We offer complete pet oral health services, including:

  • Dental exams
  • Routine dental cleaning
  • Dental radiographs
  • Simple tooth extractions

How Will I Know If My Pet Has Dental Disease?

The first sign is often bad breath. You may also notice redness, tartar, or calculus along the gum line, or your pet may eat more slowly or carefully than they used to. Periodontal disease is one of the most common ailments of small animals. This begins when bacteria accumulates at the gum line around the tooth. Unless brushed away daily, these bacteria can cause inflammation and bleeding and, if left untreated, cause tooth and bone loss.

How Do I Prevent Dental Disease?

As part of our annual examination, we will evaluate your pet’s teeth and recommend an oral health care plan. This typically involves daily toothbrushing, dental diets, chews, water additives, or sealants.

How Is Dental Disease Treated?

If your pet has evidence of periodontal disease, we will recommend further treatment. General anesthesia requires a thorough oral examination, dental cleaning, and dental radiographs. Dental cleaning involves using a dental scaler and cleaning above and below the gum line, followed by polishing and fluoride treatment.

Dental radiographs are performed to evaluate for disease below the gum line. We provide all our patients with IV fluids and monitor them closely during the procedure. We will provide pain medication or antibiotics if necessary. Our dental patients can go home the same day after their dental procedure. If our examination finds that your pet needs a more complex dental procedure, such as a root canal or crown, we may refer you to a veterinary dental specialist.