Veterinary Dental Services
Our veterinarians provide veterinary dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical tooth extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.
When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Champlain Valley Veterinary Services is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology, such as digital dental x-rays, to provide your pet with a safe and (advanced) dental procedure.
Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet’s long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Champlain Valley Veterinary Services offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog’s or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Approximately 85-90% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease, which makes them vulnerable to pain, bad breath, and tooth loss. Oral infections can spread and cause damage to the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys leading to more serious health problems. We offer services as well as many dental products that can help your pet maintain a clean, bright, healthy smile.
Owners often don't realize that their pets are having dental issues until they have brown or green teeth, smelly breath, or difficulty chewing food. Good oral hygiene is the best prevention. At-home prevention is highly recommended by our doctors and staff. Once periodontal disease has set in prevention will only help with any further build up. In order to start on a fresh clean slate a dental cleaning is recommended.
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
• Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
• Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
• Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
• Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health