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Annual dental exams and cleanings are recommended to protect your pet from many health problems and help them maintain a healthy and clean mouth.
Studies show that 50% of all dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease. That number jumps to 80% in pets that are 3 years of age or older. If left untreated, periodontal disease can cause infection, pain, and tooth loss over time. It can also lead to serious health problems like microscopic changes in the heart, liver, and kidneys. Because of this, we recommend an annual veterinary dental healthcare examination for all pets.
Many health problems start in the mouth. Plaque, tartar, periodontal disease, and infected teeth serve as a source of inflammation and infection for the rest of the body.
Dental disease is one of the most common problems that we see in dogs and cats. It can cause drooling, reluctance to eat, swelling, bad breath, redness of the gums, loose teeth and tooth discoloration.
If your pet is sick or has suffered a trauma, x-rays provide a minimally invasive tool to help our doctors diagnose your pet. X-rays are also used in general wellness exams to diagnose potential problems before they become serious.
Dental issues and dental related diseases can easily be prevented by visiting our veterinarians regularly for dental examinations and cleanings. We take a comprehensive approach to dental care including dental health assessment, treatment, and prevention.
Dog and cat dental cleanings are very similar to human dental cleanings, except that we are required to use anesthesia to properly and safely examine and clean the teeth. After the cleaning, our veterinarians perform a thorough oral exam and check for signs of disease like gum loss, root exposure, or pockets around the root.
Also similar to human dentistry, we do full mouth radiographs (x-rays) of your pet. This allows our veterinarians to be able to evaluate the roots of your pet's teeth as well as any disease or abnormalities that are located below the gum line and not visible on examination alone.
We make every effort to save teeth that we feel have a chance to be successfully treated. In many circumstances, however, periodontal disease is so advanced that treatment without extraction is unsuccessful. We only extract teeth that in the doctor's opinion are beyond saving.
Many teeth require oral surgery to safely remove each individual root. We have extensive training and experience to perform these procedures properly. Pain medications are administered in clinic and provided for in-home aftercare. Ask about any dental promotions we have available, see below for general pricing. Schedule a *free dental exam to get a proper quote.
Dental radiographs help distinguish healthy teeth from those that may need to be extracted, and identify any abnormalities beneath the gums including root damage, tumors, and abscesses. In order, to get proper x-rays of your pets teeth your pet will need general anesthesia.
Basic Dental: $1700
Basic Preoperative Blood Panel: $150.00 (may change based on physical examination)
IV Catheter and fluid administration
1 hour of anesthesia
Day hospitalization and monitoring
Full mouth dental radiographs
Scale and deep cleaning
Extraction Per Tooth: $60.00-$80.00
Additional Anesthesia time for extractions: $157.50 per 15 minutes (time varies)
Post operative pain injection: varies
Antibiotic injection: varies
Periodontal filler per tooth: $40.00
Pain medication: varies
Dental sealant (lasts 6 months): $50.00
*Dental exam will only be free for dental related issues. If there are other presenting complaints, the exam fee applies. ($79.00) Click here to schedule an appointment today.