Veterinary Dentistry

Pet ready for dental

Charlie is ready for his dental with Dr. Reeves!

Does your pooch have doggy breath?  Perhaps your cat has tuna breath.  We may laugh about our pet's breath, but this could be an indication of a real problem.  Studies have shown good veterinary dentistry can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

Falconbridge Animal Hospital and Village Veterinary Hospital recommend regular dental cleanings.  In addition to observing National Pet Dental Health Month, we offer a discount when you have your pet's teeth cleaned shortly after a team member makes a recommendation.

Falconbridge Animal Hospital has state-of-the-art digital radiography equipment to assist in evaluating your pet's teeth and diagnosing problems.  We are able to x-ray individual teeth or perform full mouth x-rays based on your pet's needs.

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Cat ready for veterinary dentistry

Open wide and say, "Ah!"

A dental cleaning is one of the most important procedures you can have done to impact the health of your pet.  It is estimated that 80% of animals over the age of 2 have periodontal disease, which can lead to serious health issues such as severe pain and discomfort, tooth decay, and transmission of dangerous bacteria to the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Under a veterinarian's supervision, our registered veterinary technicians perform ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar.  The veterinarian will then examine the teeth and oral cavity for diseased teeth or gums, and for other abnormalities.  Once the cleaning is complete, your pet's teeth will be polished.

Because this is a procedure involving anesthesia, we hospitalize your pet for the day in order to closely monitor their recovery. The technician stays with your pet during the recovery to help your pet wake up as smoothly and comfortably as possible.

When picking up your pet after the cleaning, your technician will go over the entire dental cleaning process and discuss with you the dental care that you can do at home to keep your pet's teeth clean and healthy.

If you are not sure if your pet needs a dental, call for an appointment. One of our technicians or doctors will assess your pet's teeth and recommend a treatment plan. If your pet is a patient of ours, there is no charge for a dental assessment!