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Carlson Animal Hospital Carlson Animal Hospital

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"

414 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60302

(708) 383-3606

Monday & Tuesday
8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–6 p.m.

8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–
4:30 p.m., 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Thursday & Friday
8 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Proper Pet Dental Care Ensures Your Pet's Optimal Health

Dog Preparing for Dental Procedure
Warming a patient in a "bear hugger" warming blanket prior to anesthesia for a dental procedure.
Dental Procedure in Progress
Our team performing a dental procedure.
Cat After Dental Procedure Recovering from a dental procedure in a "bear hugger" warming blanket.

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.