Dental Care

The number one health problem diagnosed in 8 out of 10 cats and dogs over 4 years of age is periodontal disease. Proper dental care can increase the lifespan of your dog or cat and we offer state-of-the-art dental care for your pet.

Preventive Dental Care

Dental care at Integrative Animal Hospital includes a complete dental evaluation, examination, ultrasonic scaling, and root planing and polishing. We place your pet under anesthesia and perform a comprehensive oral examination and take digital dental x-rays. We examine the x-rays and individual teeth for mobility, fractures, malocclusion and periodontal disease. We remove plaque and tartar using hand instruments and power scaling equipment and give your pet’s teeth a thorough ultrasonic cleaning and polishing.

Advanced Dental Care

At Integrative Animal Hospital, we are able to provide advanced dental care, including oral surgery, for your pet. Our goal in providing these services is to keep your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free for years to come. After your pet is placed under anesthesia, we fully examine your pet’s teeth and x-rays. If your pet has a dental condition that may require an advanced dental procedure, we will discuss our findings with you while your pet is still under anesthesia so that you can make the best treatment decisions.

At Home Dental Care

Brushing your pet’s teeth every day will reduce or eliminate plaque buildup. Plaque, which is an accumulation of bacteria, will progress to periodontitis, which is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections. Left untreated, it will eventually loosen and destroy the tooth and possibly lead to bone loss. The infection under the gum line can also spread to the liver, kidneys and heart.

Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats

  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight

If you think your dog or cat exhibits any of these symptoms, please call us at your earliest convenience to arrange for a dental exam for your pet.