Oral care is important to your pet’s overall well-being and health. Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs and cats over age 3. However, it is easily preventable with routine dental care at home, oral exams, and professional teeth cleanings. Dental disease can cause symptoms such as bad breath, tooth discoloration, and red, swollen gums. In more severe cases, this disease can spread the infection to the heart, liver, and kidneys.


Dental cleanings are performed under the use of general anesthesia. Prior to using an anesthetic, your pet will be examined by a doctor and receive diagnostic testing, bloodwork and/or radiographs, to ensure the safety of our patients. Your pet is constantly monitored by a skilled veterinary technician before, during, and after their procedure.

Common Symptoms

  • Bad breath
  • Heavy drooling
  • Pulling away or growling/snapping when you try to check their mouth
  • Swollen, bright red gums, even bleeding from gums or mouth
  • Visible tooth roots, which should normally be covered by surrounding bone and gums
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Rubbing face/muzzle with a paw or on furniture
  • Difficulty eating/holding onto food