Primary Care

Dental Care

Good dental care is as important for dogs and cats as it is for humans. VCA Todds Lane Animal Hospital is pleased to offer full dental care for small animals. Pets don’t always show us when they are in pain and because they don’t brush their teeth daily, periodontal disease can occur. Not only does proper dental care prevent bad breath and discomfort, the bacteria from the mouth can cause infection in the body’s organs including the liver, kidneys, and heart.

We perform routine dentistry under general anesthesia for the safety and comfort of your pet. Anesthesia is required to properly clean the subgingival space (below the gum line on the tooth root). This is where the majority of dental issues arise.

Our dental services include:

  • Ultrasonic scaling and polishing for each patient.
  • Full mouth dental x-rays to uncover hidden painful disease conditions.
  • Root planing to save diseased teeth.
  • Extractions for teeth that cannot be saved.

Even many pocket pets such as rabbits, ferrets, and rodents can have dental problems causing pain and illness and require professional dental care.

If you have questions about how you can provide preventative dental care at home, a technician can help determine the best options for you and your pet. Please call us today at 757-826-7602.