Dentistry

Pets, like people, need regular dental care. Some degree of dental disease is present in 85% of all adult pets. If left untreated, dental disease can result in painful bleeding gums and loose teeth. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can enter your pet’s blood stream and damage their major organs, including the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Your pet will require a general anesthetic and will be closely monitored during the procedure and recovery. We provide complete dental treatments starting with a thorough dental examination and, if necessary, dental radiographs to detect tooth root problems. The plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth, even below the gumline, is removed with an ultrasonic dental scaler. The teeth are then polished, which removes any rough surface created by the ultrasonic scaler. If extractions are necessary, our veterinarians are experienced, have access to our high speed dental drill, and have taken advanced dentistry courses. We use dental nerve blocks and appropriate pain control to minimize discomfort.