Pet Dental Care
Routine dental care is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s wellness care. At Oyster Bay Animal Hospital, we will perform a thorough dental examination during your pet’s annual wellness exam. If necessary, we may recommend a dental cleaning. Our professional dental cleanings include:
- A complete dental exam with x-rays
- Ultrasonic scaling
- Root planning
We recommend CBC and chemistry blood tests be performed prior to your pet’s dental procedure to ensure your dog or cat is a good candidate for anesthesia. Your pet will be closely monitored for circulation, oxygenation, ventilation, carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure and temperature by a skilled licensed veterinary technician before, during, and after anesthesia. Our facility uses safe, state-of-the-art monitoring techniques for every dental procedure.
Our primary emphasis is making sure your pet gets the best advanced oral care with as much comfort and safety as possible. Our dental team utilizes advanced dental technologies and the latest techniques to accurately diagnose, repair, and restore your pet’s oral health. Your pet’s vital signs are tracked by a trained technician using a digital monitoring device during the entire course of the procedure. Afterward, we will closely monitor your pet to ensure there is a smooth recovery.
If your pet is experiencing a dental emergency, please call us or bring your pet directly to our emergency hospital, West Hills Animal Hospital & 24 hr Emergency Center.
Our veterinarians also recommend daily at-home dental care to prevent the build up of plaque on your pet’s teeth. This bacteria, if not removed, hardens to form calculus, and can lead to oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Infection at this advanced stage can spread to other parts of the body and cause life-threatening conditions, including major organ failure. Our staff can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home, and can answer any dental care questions you may have.