Pet Dentistry

At Northshore Animal Hospital, we offer a wide range of comprehensive dental procedures to address various dental issues and promote your pet’s oral health.

Comprehensive Dental Procedures: Ensuring Your Pet’s Oral Health

Northshore Animal Hospital treats your pet’s teeth and mouth as part of their overall well-being with comprehensive dental care to prevent and address their oral health. Our experienced veterinary team is dedicated to providing gentle and effective dental care to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and pain-free.


Dental Examination

Every dental procedure begins with a thorough dental examination. Our veterinarians carefully assess your pet’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity for signs of dental disease, such as tartar buildup, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. We also perform dental radiographs (X-rays) to evaluate the health of the tooth roots and surrounding bone.

Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

Routine dental cleanings are essential for maintaining your pet’s oral health. During a dental cleaning, our veterinary technicians or assistants use specialized instruments to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your pet’s teeth, both above and below the gum line. This process helps prevent dental disease and promotes healthier gums and fresher breath.

Periodontal Therapy

If your pet is diagnosed with periodontal disease, our veterinarians may recommend periodontal therapy to address the infection and inflammation of the gums and surrounding tissues. This may involve scaling (removing plaque and tartar), root planing (smoothing the tooth roots), and applying antimicrobial agents to promote healing and reduce bacterial growth.

Tooth Extractions

In cases of severe dental disease, trauma, or malformation, tooth extractions may be necessary to alleviate pain and prevent further complications. Our veterinarians are skilled in performing dental extractions using advanced techniques and equipment, ensuring minimal discomfort and optimal healing for your pet.

Oral Surgery

For more complex dental issues, such as oral tumors, fractured teeth, or palate defects, our veterinary team is trained in performing oral surgery procedures. This may include tumor removals, tooth resections, soft tissue surgeries, and other interventions to address specific oral health concerns and improve your pet’s quality of life.

Pain Management and Comfort Care

Throughout the dental procedure, we prioritize your pet’s comfort and well-being. Our veterinarians provide pain management strategies, including local anesthesia and post-operative medications, to minimize discomfort and ensure a smooth recovery process.

Home Dental Care Recommendations

Maintaining your pet’s oral health doesn’t end at the veterinary clinic. Our team provides personalized recommendations for home dental care practices, including tooth brushing, dental chews, and special diets, to help prevent dental disease and promote optimal oral hygiene between veterinary visits.

Schedule Your Pet’s Dental Procedure

If your pet is due for a dental cleaning or experiencing dental issues, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Our caring and experienced veterinary team is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive dental care to keep your pet’s smile bright and healthy.