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Trust Your Pet's Dental Health to Our Experienced Team

Dental care is essential to your pet's overall health and well-being. Like humans, pets can develop dental problems, leading to pain, infection, and even systemic health issues. Dental problems can also affect your pet's behavior, causing them to become irritable or avoid eating due to discomfort.

Preventive dental care, such as regular dental exams and cleanings, can help prevent or catch dental problems early and prevent them from progressing into more severe issues.

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Common Dental Problems in Pets

Periodontal disease, tooth decay, and broken teeth are some of the most common dental problems that pets can face.

As a pet owner, it's important to watch for signs of dental problems in your pet. Common symptoms of dental problems in pets include:

  • Bad breath
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth or face
  • Irritability or aggression

Catching dental problems early can help prevent them from progressing into more severe issues that can affect your pet's overall health. Additionally, regular dental check-ups and at-home dental care can help prevent dental problems from developing in the first place.

Dental Services

Our comprehensive dental exams include a thorough evaluation of your pet's teeth and gums and X-rays to check for any underlying issues. We also offer dental cleanings and scaling to remove plaque and tartar buildup and tooth extractions for severely damaged or infected teeth.

Dental procedures at OPVMC may include the following:

  • Oral examination of each tooth under anesthesia
  • Digital dental X-rays, as needed
  • Extractions for severely diseased teeth
  • Calculus removal from the visible part of the teeth
  • Subgingival (below the gum line) scaling, root planing, and curettage, where indicated
  • Tooth polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application
  • A post-cleaning exam
  • Dental charting to keep a record of abnormalities

Maintaining Your Pet’s Healthy Teeth at Home

We will answer any questions you may have and provide home-care instructions to help maintain good oral health after your pet's dental cleaning.

Contact Us

Our goal is to provide your pet with the best dental care possible to help them live a long and healthy life. Please contact us if you have questions about your pet’s oral health.