Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease.
Dental Care for Small Animals
We provide dental care for cats and dogs, and even care for the teeth of rats, bunnies and guinea pigs, too!
Routine dental care contributes to pets living longer and healthier lives. An unhealthy mouth can lead to bacteria entering the bloodstream, the lining of the heart, and the kidneys. Pets can also develop oral pain from cavities, gingival recession, loose teeth and root exposure.
As humans, we recognize the importance of a healthy mouth and we all dread tooth pain. Park Place Veterinary Hospital is here to keep your pet’s teeth clean and healthy!
During your pet’s annual exam at Park Place Veterinary Hospital, we examine their mouth for plaque and inflamed gums, among other oral conditions. We may recommend that your pet returns for a dental cleaning in the near future.
All pet dental procedures, including cleanings, are done while your pet is under general anesthesia. Your pet should have a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work done to see if your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia. You will be asked to fast your pet overnight and to drop him or her off with us in the morning. Our compassionate staff will care for your pet before, during and after the procedure and we will notify you once the procedure is completed.
The procedure is simple!
Tartar and buildup will be removed from your pet’s teeth and, more importantly, under the gumline with an ultrasonic cleaner that used sound waves to break up matter stuck on the pet’s enamel.
Sometimes your pet will require teeth extractions if we find severely damaged or loose teeth. It is important that these teeth be removed to help your pet feel more comfortable.
When you pick up your pet you will be given instructions for their care and your pet will go home with a healthier mouth…You’ll likely notice an improvement of their breath, too!
Paying for your pet’s dental care:
If you are concerned about the costs of your pet’s upcoming dental appointment, or if finances are holding you back from scheduling your pet’s much needed dental cleaning, please apply for CareCredit. You may qualify for a zero interest 6 months payment term, making it more affordable to give your pet the relief he or she needs. Your pet will be happy you did!
Does your pet have bad breath? Did a veterinarian recommend to you that your pet’s teeth be cleaned? It may be time for their dental cleaning.
Tues: 8:30am – 1pm, 2pm – 7pm
Wed: 8:30am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Thurs: 8:30am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Fri: 8:30am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm