Dogs and cats can’t brush their teeth. Foul breath and yellow-brown teeth are not only unappealing, they could indicate a serious condition called periodontal disease, which can lead to other health problems. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that is most commonly caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar in a pet’s mouth. This often painful infection can spread through the bloodstream to the heart, liver and kidneys leading to health problems that can shorten the life of your pet. Without proper dental care, studies show that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. In fact,oral disease is the number one health problem diagnosed in dogs and cats.  Brushing your pet's teeth is an important step in keeping your pet's mouth healthy, along with regular professional veterinary cleanings.

Dental Services at Oakridge Veterinary Clinic

If an examination reveals that your pet needs a dental cleaning, you can be assured that the safety and comfort of your pet during and after the dental procedure will be our highest priority

The OVC Way: Exceptional Quality, Maximum Safety and Comfort for Your Pet

You can expect the following at your pet's dental cleaning:
  • Pre-anesthetic examination by a veterinarian

  • Pre-anesthetic blood tests to make sure your pet can safely be anesthetized

  • IV catheter, IV fluids, fluid line and fluid monitoring – to maintain blood pressure and hydration during the procedure, make your pet more comfortable and speed recovery

  • Digital dental full-mouth x-rays

  • Dedicated staff member to continuously monitor anesthesia and recovery

  • Pain relief injection - to help with normal inflammation and discomfort

  • Laser therapy treatment - to help with normal inflammation and discomfort

  • Antibiotic injection – to prevent infection

  • Isoflurane gas anesthetic and state-of-the-art anesthesia equipment

  • Anesthetic monitoring: pulse oximetry, capnography (CO2 monitoring), blood pressure, temperature, and ECG

  • Hospitalization and anesthesia recovery monitoring

  • Professional oral prophylaxis (POP) including: above and below the gum line scaling and polishing, as well as dental charting for dental caries (cavities), gum disease, and tumors

  • OraVet™ plaque prevention barrier sealant application

  • Lots of TLC from our caring staff

Other services available: dental extractions, tooth root abscess surgery, mass removal, gingival (gum) surgery, tumor removal, and bonded sealant for fractured teeth.

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