Pet Dentistry

At Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, our specialized veterinary team provides top-notch dentistry services for pets, ensuring healthy smiles and overall well-being. Trust us to care for your furry companions with expert attention and compassion.

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Dental Care for a Healthier, Happier Life

80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue. Just like humans, animals develop tartar and periodontal disease at different rates.

Despite all the best efforts, some pets will develop dental issues. Symptoms associated with periodontal disease can include oral pain, tooth loss, difficulty eating, weight loss, and bad breath. Left untreated, serious complications such as inflammation and infection can occur.

Dental disease can lead to heart, liver, and kidney health issues, affecting the entire body through the bloodstream. This scenario can be especially concerning in older pets.

Many pet owners are unaware of the importance of dental care to their pet’s health. There are numerous ways to improve your pet’s dental hygiene including home brushing, dental chews, and regular examinations. We recommend annual dental evaluations followed by dental home care as the most effective way to protect your pet from dental disease. Please ask us for tips, techniques, and product options to help you and your pet accomplish this goal.

Clinical Signs Of Dental Disease

Your pet’s well-being is our top priority. If your furry friend exhibits any of these symptoms—brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, excessive salivation, pawing at the mouth, teeth chattering, difficulty eating, or shying away when touched in the mouth area—it could be a sign of dental disease. Don’t wait; our skilled team is here to ensure your pet’s dental health is in perfect shape. Schedule a check-up today and let those paws and whiskers shine!

Routine Dental Care

We believe in the power of prevention, and our annual exams and professional scaling and polishing are vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. With advanced training and cutting-edge equipment, Dr. Baratt is adept at all dental treatments. Our Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) ensures a meticulous evaluation of the entire mouth and each tooth, with any findings recorded on a dental chart. To safeguard your pet from dental disease effectively, trust our thorough professional cleanings, targeting even the hidden areas beneath the gums. Your pet’s radiant smile awaits!

Advanced Dental Care

Your pet may require advanced dental care beyond preventative scaling and polishing. There are many periodontal treatment options available that including:

  • Extraction
  • Endodontic – root canal, vital pulp therapy
  • Restoration – filling, crown
  • Orthodontic – braces
  • Oral Surgery – tumor, fracture
  • Sealants
  • Antibiotic Gels