Pet Dental Care Plays a Key Role in Pet Wellness

Dental X-ray
Digital dental x-rays

The veterinarians and staff at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center firmly believe that your pet’s oral health is a key component to their overall wellness. The majority of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease as early as the age of three. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to serious and costly health problems involving the heart, lungs, and kidneys. Preventive dental care is imperative to protect your pet’s health.

Pet Dental Evaluations

Ideally, comprehensive dental evaluations are conducted at each wellness visit. Pets often hide signs of oral pain. Identifying dental concerns in the early stages allows veterinarians to treat problems before they escalate into serious health conditions. After the exam, we will provide treatment suggestions based on the guidelines and protocols of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

Professional Pet Dental Cleanings

Pet dental cleanings allow veterinarians and dental technicians to remove tartar, plaque, and bacteria that cause gingivitis which can lead to dental disease. For the safety and comfort of your pet, all of our dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia. We use advanced equipment and the latest techniques to carefully monitor your pet throughout the procedure and recovery. Our ultrasonic scaler is safe, effective, and provides the best dental experience for your pet.

Advanced Pet Dental Services

Dog having its teeth examined

Our veterinary team has advanced training in pet dental care. Our experience coupled with our advanced dental suite allows us to take detailed digital x-rays and perform advanced dental procedures such as:

  • Tooth restoration
  • Extractions
  • Abscess treatment
  • Oral tumor removal
  • Advanced periodontal disease treatment
  • Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions
  • Feline gingivitis & stomatitis

In-Home Pet Dental Care

We recommend pets receive dental care at home between veterinary visits. We welcome your questions regarding your pet’s oral health, and we are available to discuss tooth brushing techniques, dental diets, and treats to slow the return of tarter and promote oral health.