Pet Dental Care Services
At Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, we’re passionate about providing comprehensive dental care for every pet—from basic dental exams and routine dental cleanings, to x-rays, extractions, and surgeries.
Common causes of pet dental problems
Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, they can have many of the same dental problems that people can develop:
OUR Pet dental health SERVICES
Pet dental Exams & Cleanings
Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. To prevent painful oral disease and infections, we recommend a routine dental exam and cleaning at least once a year.
Before your pet’s dental cleaning, we’ll use full-mouth x-rays to check for issues below the gum line. We’ll also evaluate and chart each tooth’s health, looking for abnormal loss of gum tissue (AKA periodontal pockets), which can become filled with infection causing bacteria. This thorough dental exam helps us form a treatment plan to address any immediate problems, like broken or infected teeth. It also allows us to keep a big picture view of your pet’s dental health throughout their lifetime.
Dental Surgery for Dogs & Cats
Even with regular dental care, unexpected conditions can occur. Whether your dog has a fractured tooth or your cat is experiencing painful resorptive lesions (painful erosion of the tooth enamel resulting in probable extraction), Mountainside Veterinary Hospital can help! Using our state-of-the-art dental equipment, we can safely and efficiently get to the root of pets’ oral pain.
Keeping Pets Happy & Healthy!
Here at Mountainside Veterinary Hospital, we’re focused on whole-pet wellness. That includes keeping their teeth and gums healthy and pain-free! For more information about our comprehensive pet dental care services, get in touch or schedule your pet’s next appointment.
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