Addressing our pets' dental health is vitally important to keeping them happy and healthy. Not only is dental disease painful, if left untreated it can lead to much more serious health problems including tooth root abscesses, kidney disease, and cardiac infections. We routinely hear that elderly dogs are "acting young again!" after they have healed from their procedure.
Routine dental care including cleanings and dental radiographs can help detect periodontal disease in its early stages and avoid costly extractions. Should your pet need extractions due to fractured or infected teeth, all of our doctors have significant experience identifying and surgically removing the problem teeth. We can also help guide you if tooth-sparing procedures such as vital pulpotomy and root canals are an option, and we can refer you to the specialists that can provide this level of care.