Proper Pet Dental Care Ensures Your Pet's Optimal Health

More and more, the field of veterinary medicine is recognizing the important role oral hygiene plays in an animal's overall health. At Carlson Animal Hospital, we do not approach oral health lightly, since dental disease can progress to painful and systemic health problems.

Throughout your pet's lifetime, we will carefully monitor his or her oral health. Should any dental disease develop, we have the best equipment and the expertise to address the problem.

At Carlson Animal Hospital, we provide:

  • Comprehensive oral health exams
  • Preventive at-home dental care instruction
  • Professional ultrasonic cleaning and fluoride treatments
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dental oral surgery, such as gingival flaps
  • Digital dental radiography

We pride ourselves on our university- and research-based protocols for pet dental care. Our pet dental suite is equipped similarly to a human dental office, including state-of-the-art dental units, drills, scalers, digital dental radiography, and computerized dental charting software for dogs and cats.

Pet Dental Disease Is a Common Problem

Our pets are just as susceptible to gum and tooth problems as we are. Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed medical condition in veterinary medicine. Oral disease is present in 80% of dogs and 70% of cats by the age of three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society.

Learn More About Dental Disease & Our Dental Care Services

Despite how widespread dental disease is, many pet owners are surprised to learn their pet requires professional dental care and questions come up. For that reason, we have compiled answers to frequently asked questions.

For more information about pet dental health, please contact us.

I have been a client of Dr Carlson’s since he started his practice in Oak Park. All my pets have been like my children and I feel that the staff treat them as if they are. I always highly recommend your office and all the doctors to anyone with pets. Maggie is my first dog and she always receives excellent care. Sometimes we forget to tell you how we feel and to say thank you.

– Maggie & Liz Stallone

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