America's Favorite Pet Dental Care Right Here in Oakland, CA
Before and after thorough dental cleaning
As with humans, the dental health of our pets is vital to their ability to have a long and healthy life. Studies have shown that dogs whose owners brush their teeth regularly can live an average of two years longer than dogs whose teeth are not brushed.
Everyone knows how dental pain can take over your life until it is addressed. An animal that has received little or no dental care may develop many of the same dental problems their owners can. Gingivitis, tooth infections and broken teeth can be very painful to your pet.
The doctors at Montclair Veterinary Hospital make your pet’s health a priority, and this includes paying attention to dental health. Routine physical exams include an examination of the mouth and evaluation of your pet’s dental hygiene. When necessary, dental treatments and cleanings are provided using the most effective equipment available. High-speed ultrasonic scaling and air-driven polishing leave teeth as clean as possible. X-rays of the teeth and jaw can be taken using our dental x-ray machine designed specifically for use on animals. If absolutely necessary, teeth are extracted with the utmost care to minimize discomfort to the animal afterwards.
After a thorough cleaning, it is important to maintain your pet’s dental health through brushing and/or dental chews, oral rinses, etc. Our staff will be happy to speak with you regarding how best to maintain your particular pet’s oral health.
It is vital not to underestimate the significance of dental health. If you would like more information or if you have any concerns about your pet’s teeth, please contact us at 510-339-8600 to schedule an evaluation.