Dental health is as important to our companion animals as it is to us. Many animals can suffer from loss of appetite and other complications from tartar and gingivitis and this condition can progress to periodontal disease. We offer dental chews, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for our pets as a means of prevention. If your pet should develop any dental problems, our practice is fully equipped to provide dental prophylaxis, dental radiographs, and tooth extractions.
Advanced Veterinary Dental Technology
Serra Veterinary Hospital utilizes the latest digital dental x-ray technology. This technology has many positive effects on your pet’s dental care. Digital dental x-rays provide a detailed picture of your pet’s mouth, allowing us to diagnose problems that may not be visible during a standard oral exam. Digital dental x-rays allow us to detect problems below the gum line due to bone loss and periodontal disease.
Your pet’s dental cleaning begins with a complete physical examination and blood testing, both of which are important for evaluating your pet’s general health. Your pet’s veterinary dental cleaning is very different from the process you might undergo at your dentist. Veterinary dentistry is considerably more involved, time-consuming and complex. Cleaning a pet’s teeth requires general anesthesia and a day of hospitalization.