Dental Health

Dental care in dogs and cats is one of the most overlooked areas of pet healthcare. Pets can suffer from the same pain and discomfort as we do when dental issues emerge. The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. Regular dental exams are covered as part of wellness visits, and are essential in the prevention of dental disease.

Your pet will benefit from routine dental check-ups to consult about:

  • Cleaning
  • Tooth assessment
  • Extractions
  • Dental radiography

We also offer dentistry for more complicated procedures, Please check our dentistry section for more information, or make an appointment with us. At the Primary Healthcare Centre we want to make sure that your pet has a healthy mouth of pearly whites!

The OVC Smith Lane Animal Hospital offers more complex dentistry procedures for pets that may require a little extra dental care. Pets requiring dentistry will be taken care of in our dental suite which is equipped to provide services such as:

  • Ultrasonic scaling
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Grading of gingivitis
  • Polishing and fluoride treatments
  • Assessment of bone loss or absess
  • Dental radiographs

Like humans, pets are also susceptible to tooth and gum diseases, therefore it is important to check their teeth and gums on a regular basis. Dental health is also covered within every wellness exam.