Dentistry

Our skilled team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians are experienced in routine and advanced dental techniques, including:

  • Routine Dental Cleaning
  • Oral Surgery
  • Tooth Extractions

Additionally, as part of our Digital Radiography services, our staff is experienced in utilizing digital dental radiography in identifying/diagnosing:

  • Developmental Problems or Other Abnormalities
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Endodontic Disease
  • Un-erupted (Impacted) Teeth
  • Missing Teeth
  • Tooth Lesions

Preventative Dental Care

Effective preventative dental care for your pet should begin at a young age. Incorporating brushing your pet(s)’s teeth into your daily pet-care routine will enhance a lasting relationship; prevent bad breath, future pain and discomfort; and the often high costs of medical intervention.

Brushing Your Pet's Teeth

Read detailed information about the importance of brushing your pet’s teeth and recommendations for acclimatizing your pet to brushing.

While the effectiveness of alternative pet dental care products (such as water-additives or gels applied to the teeth) varies highly, the mechanical action of everyday brushing remains the most reliable method for preventing the buildup of dental plaque (biofilm).

Nevertheless, as part of our Nutrition services, we carry a prescription dental health diet, for instances in which brushing your pet’s teeth is unfeasible. The diet consists of dry, bite-sized nuggets, designed to engulf the teeth as they are consumed, with the goal of forcing away biofilm.

Additionally, this diet has been formulated with reduced protein and calcium content, in an attempt to nutritionally limit the development of dental plaque to tartar (hardened plaque). Rather than total replacement of your pet’s current food, however; we recommend using such a diet as a treat, as its exclusive use requires increased water consumption and can be fattening if its intake is not properly monitored. Please consult your veterinarian for more information regarding such a diet.

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