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Veterinary Dental Services

Dental disease is very common among cats and dogs.  By some estimates, 75% of cats and dogs over the age of 3 years old have dental disease significant enough to warrant treatment.  Dental disease can affect many organs in mammals. Making sure your dog gets dental care or you cat gets dental care is important to their overall well-being.  Ask yourself one question…does your pet’s breath smell bad?  If it does, chances are there is a serious problem already.

Causes of Dental Disease

At our hospitals, we have seen dental disease cause:

  • Severe pain that stopped pets from eating
  • Heart infections that caused heart failure
  • Tooth Root abscesses that put pressure on the eye
  • Congenital issues that pushed a tooth through the upper palate and into the nose
  • Disease that ate the jaw bone
  • Chronic blood infection that causes severe lethargy

Many people have noted the effects of dental disease in their own pets and haven’t even realized it.  Once they have treated the disease, they often note that their pet eats better and has more energy.

Extensively Trained Staff

At our hospitals, we have spent extensive time at additional training to learn and perform the following procedures.  It is relatively uncommon for general vets to provide all of these services in their hospitals.

  • Dental cleaning and evaluation
  • Dental x-rays
  • Surgical extraction of teeth
  • Dental sealants (to try and prevent root canals)
  • Vital Pulpectomy
  • Dentiduous cyst removal
  • Hemimandibulectomy (partial jaw amputation)
  • Fibromatous epulis removal
  • Cancer removal / debulking
  • Jaw fracture fixation

In our hospitals, we believe that dental disease is so significant, that we evaluate the disease on every patient.  We have all seen the benefits that good oral health plays in the overall health of our patients.  Plus, your pet’s breath will smell better too.