You wouldn’t go days, weeks, months or years without brushing your teeth, would you? Well, your pet’s dental health is just as important. In fact, if not regularly addressed, plaque and tartar can build up on the teeth and bacteria can form in the mouth, increasing the risk of your pet developing dental disease. Dental disease is a serious medical condition that can wreak havoc on your pet’s entire body, affecting the heart, lungs and liver and even shortening their life. The good news is this can all be avoided by making a commitment to ongoing dental care. Village Gate Animal Hospital offers a full range of professional pet dentistry services to help manage your pet’s oral health.

Our experienced team of veterinary professionals are skilled at delivering preventative dental care procedures to keep teeth and gums clean and healthy and reduce plaque and tartar buildup. We use modern and safe ultrasound technology to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. Our dental technicians then polish the teeth and deliver a fluoride treatment to strengthen enamel and reduce sensitivity.

If your pet already suffers from a dental problem, such as loose or broken teeth, gingivitis, or full blown dental disease, we can help with that too with our advanced pet dentistry services! We have all of the tools, equipment and experience necessary to treat and manage existing oral health problems such as tooth repair and extraction as well as minor oral surgery, as needed. We’ll work hard to get your pet’s dental problems under control and get them back on track to a healthy mouth again.

Lastly, we’ll also provide you with guidance, advice and demonstrations of techniques that you can apply at home to keep your companion’s teeth and gums healthy year round, in between visits to our office. Once yearly exams and cleanings aren’t always enough to keep plaque and tartar at bay, so it’s important that you take an active role in your pet’s dental care. Together we’ll work hard to help your pet achieve a clean, healthy smile for life!