Dental Care

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet's overall health, in addition to retaining his or her teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasonic cleaning to care for teeth both above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface that is more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Advanced dental care is available, including root canals and pulp caps.

Routine, Preventative Dental Care:
Our routine dental care includes complete ultrasonic scaling, root planning and polishing.  We place your pet under anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination.  We examine individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease.  We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment.  We give your pet’s teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing. 

Advanced Dental Care:
We are able to provide advanced dental care for your pet.  Our goal in providing these services is to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free for years to come.  Proper dental care can increase the lifespan of your pet. 

  • Periodontal Therapy

  • Orthodontics - basic tooth alignment issues

  • Restorative Dentistry - repairing teeth, bonding enamel, caps

  • Oral surgery

At Home Dental Care:
Brushing your pet’s teeth every day will reduce or eliminate plaque buildup.  Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections.  Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss.  The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys and heart. 

Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:

  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight

  • Bad breath

  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar

  • Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area

  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.

  • Bleeding from the mouth

  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight

If you think your dog or cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please call us at your earliest convenience to arrange for a dental exam for your pet.