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Dental Care for Dogs

Four out of five pets are diagnosed with dental disease. If untreated, it can lead to serious and uncomfortable issues that can concern more than just your dog’s mouth. At our clinic, we provide a full range of dental services.

What types of dental care for dogs do you offer at your clinic?

Under general anesthesia, complete dental cleanings including scaling, polishing, and fluoride treatment can be performed. We also do dental radiographs and dental extractions.

How often should you brush your dog’s teeth?

You need regular dental care and you brush your teeth every day, why wouldn’t your pet? Brushing every day is the gold standard for anyone’s oral care, even your dogs.

Why is oral and dental health important?

Dental disease can lead to problems with your pet’s organs, such as the heart. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth. It starts out with a bacterial film called plaque. The film attaches to the teeth and then becomes calcified by the calcium in the pet’s saliva. This forms a hard substance called tartar, which allows more plaque to accumulate. If left alone, the plaque can cause gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that causes them to become red and swollen, and bleed easily. If it is still unchecked, it can cause an infection around the root of the tooth, which can lead to the tissues surrounding the tooth being destroyed and the tooth becomes loose. Which, as you can imagine, can be quite painful for your loved one!

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My Dental Cleaning by Carrots the Clinic Cat

I recently had my check-up with Dr. B, and he mentioned that I have a lot of tartar on my teeth and something called a resorptive lesion. I had been noticing that my mouth wasn’t feeling so clean, and it did hurt when I ate my kibble.

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Last updated: May 25, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Mill Creek Animal Hospital