Dental care for petsSome of the dental procedures that we offer are: teeth scaling and polishing, resection of excessive gingival inflammation, oral surgery and tooth extraction.  During your pets dental procedure, we will provide carefully monitored general anesthesia and will take dental radiographs to evaluate the health of the jawbone and teeth.  We are equipped to perform oral surgery, and will provide your pet with the necessary medications to relieve pain and oral infection caused by periodontal disease.

All of us are aware of the importance of clean and healthy teeth and gums. Our pets mouths need the same attention. Gingivitis and dental disease may spread to the urinary tract, heart valves, and other systems of the body. Inflammation of the gums and bone around the teeth can result in an elevation of inflammatory proteins. It may also cause bone loss, leading to the loosening and eventual complete loss of teeth.

Our entire staff at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital understands the importance of proper dental health.  We have a newly renovated dental suite where we perform professional dental procedures every day.

Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your animal family member due to bad breath?

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your pet is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your pet’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.

The professional dentistry services at Oak Tree Veterinary Hospital are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine, preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.

Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:

• Bad breath
• Excessive drooling
• Dropping food
• Sudden disinterest in chew toys
• Loss of appetite
• Swollen or painful face
• Pawing at the mouth
• Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
• Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one.

In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your pet’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. We recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your animal friend once again. Our dental services can help get you there!