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Dental Care

Dental Care

Dental hygiene is crucial to your pet’s health. Bad breath can be a sign of periodontal disease in both dogs and in cats. In fact, more than 2/3 of dogs and half of cats over the age of three already have periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to painful tooth loss, serious discomfort and even poor quality of life for your pet.

Our dental services include:

  • Dental x-rays: Allow us to see below the surface of the gumline for decay and damage so we can evaluate each tooth.
  • Dental care/cleanings: Remove tartar, harmful bacteria and buildup that can cause serious organ damage if not treated.
  • Extractions: Removal of infected or damaged teeth that cause pets pain and difficulty chewing, eating or even drinking.
  • Pre-surgery: As part of our pre-operative care, prior to any anesthesia, we conduct an EKG that gets sent off to the cardiologist as well as routine blood work for your pet’s safety.
  • Anesthesia: During dental surgery, we use hands-on anesthesia monitoring, which is simple and effective, to ensure your pet remains safe throughout the duration of the procedure.