Our veterinarians provide dental services for pets including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.
When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Spring Harbor Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology, such as digital dental x-rays, to provide your dog or cat 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. Spring Harbor Animal Hospital & Reproductive Center offers a full range of dental services for pets including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your pet'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 dental wear and trauma, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
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 give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health
Want to learn how to brush your pet's teeth correctly? Dr. Waller shows how in this quick video tutorial: