Dental Care

Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common causes of illness in adult dogs and cats. Bacterial infection in the mouth can spread throughout the body and injure organs. Tooth and jaw pain can diminish your pet’s enjoyment of life.

Signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Excessive salivation or drooling
  • Red gums (Gingivitis)
  • Not wanting to chew or play with toys

Treatment by our Veterinary Technicians involves a full mouth exam, removal of tartar using an ultrasonic scaler, and polishing of tooth surfaces. Digital dental x-rays are available to allow us to visualize the root health of each tooth below the gum line to help detect early signs of infection or disease as well as small fractures that can lead to larger problems in the future.

Regular dental hygiene is very important for your pet. Talk to your veterinarian for advice on at-home dental care, such as dental treats, types of food, and selecting the right tools and products for tooth-brushing. Do not use human toothpaste on your pet.

A complete oral exam and professional dental treatment can play a big role in maintaining a healthy mouth and happy pet. Ask us about our dental services and preventative care.

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Important COVID-19 Update

Currently at this time we are open, and we are still available to see our medical patients.  In order to keep our community and staff as safe as possible  however, we will be practicing "hands free" appointments. Our hospital doors will be locked, but we will have a team member meet you outside and bring your pet into the clinic and pet parents will be asked to standby for a phone consultation with the veterinarian.  We anticipate most appointments to take 30 minutes.  Please contact us for further information.