Dental care is equally as important as other aspects of your pet's health. Though often overlooked, proper dental care can ensure your pet's oral and overall health. For example, untreated periodontal disease can spread to other areas in your pet's body like their kidneys and liver. Caring for your pet's teeth means properly caring for their entire body.
What types of dental services do you provide?
Our team provides the highest quality pet dental and oral surgical care to our pet patients. From tooth extractions to surgery for treating periodontal disease, we offer a complete range of veterinary dental and oral surgical services to fit your dog or cat's needs. Our dental services include:
- Dental cleanings
- Extracting fractured teeth and treating tooth abscess
- Oral surgery - removal of oral tumours, biopsy and excision
- Dental radiology
- Multi-modal therapies for feline oral problems
When should my pet book their routine checkup?
We recommend that you have your pet's teeth checked by a veterinarian at least once a year to detect early signs of dental disease. If you have concerns about your pet's dental health or they have symptoms like bad breath, loose teeth, tartar buildup, bleeding gums or loss of appetite, make an appointment with our veterinarians at 416-245-8805. Regular home cleaning can reduce your pet's risk for developing dental problems. However, even with these cleanings, some pets are still prone to tooth decay or gum disease. Professional cleaning at our hospital is the best way to help protect your dog or cat's teeth and gums.
What can I expect during my pet's visit?
During professional dental cleaning, a technician scrapes plaque from the teeth and below the gum line. Our veterinarian will check for signs of gum disease and tooth decay. Depending on your pet's oral health, we could recommend and perform further dental treatment like extracting infected, broken or severely damaged teeth. Many pet dental procedures require anesthesia to keep pets calm and safe. Before receiving anesthesia, all pets undergo a pre-anesthesia blood screen that ensures they are in good physical condition. Our veterinary team takes every precaution to keep your pet safe and comfortable during pet dentistry. For example, we closely monitor vital signs, including respiration and heart rate for any sudden changes while your pet is under general anesthesia. We also administer intravenous (IV) fluids if necessary, and prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers if we feel your pet could experience pain or develop an infection after their procedure.