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Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which is painful and can often lead to tooth loss as well as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you did not bush them routinely. Lincolnway Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental prophylaxis, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions and a complimentary "goody bag" of dental products for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.

Veterinary Dental Services

Our veterinarians provide veterinary dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis), complete oral exam with charting of teeth, digital dental x-rays, and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions. Our veterinarians provide dental nerve blocks if extractions are necessary as well as pain medication and antibiotics to go home. We provide a dental sealant to help prevent new plaque formation and laser therapy to decrease pain as well as speed up healing time. A team member is dedicated to monitoring your pet throughout the procedure and during recovery.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Lincolnway Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Pet Dental Health - Dog & Cat with ToothbrushSchedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily
  • Every other day you can give your pet a dental hygiene chew such as CET HEXtra Chews or VeggieDents
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health
  • We recommend starting a home dental program while your puppy or kitten is still young, but it is never to late to start even with adult pets!

Pet Dental Tutorials, Tips & Advice

How to brush your pet's teeth