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When was the last time your pet had their teeth cleaned? Believe it or not, your dog and cat need their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. This is why Care Animal Hospital is offering FREE dental x-rays ($100 value!). Call us today at 951-676-4690 to schedule an appointment

Why Dentistry Services? 

We provide dentistry services to animals because, by the age of three, most pets have evidence of periodontal disease. This begins with bacteria in the mouth in the form of plaque. Similar to humans, this plaque sticks to a pet’s teeth and develops from there.

Our mission is to prevent the plaque and other bacterias from spreading and causing infections. After all, these infections start to damage supporting tissues around the tooth, which can lead to loss of teeth, among other things. 

This is why we always recommend routine dental cleanings to remove plaque build-up and stop the spread of it below the gum line. Your pet needs routine dental cleanings to help preserve their hygiene and teeth. Though, brushing their teeth at home isn’t enough to curb the long term effects of periodontal disease.

Dog having a dental surgery in vet clinic

Why Choose Care Animal Hospital’s Dentistry Services?  

Since our veterinarians are specialists in dentistry, we will be able to provide you and your dog with an efficient service. We make certain that your dog is at ease throughout the dental procedure. Also, we ensure their safety by utilizing modern equipment and technology.

Our services will never cause your dog unnecessary stress or pain. After all, our procedures are designed to ensure your pet’s health. Since we care about their health, we make sure to work as efficiently as possible to provide you and your dog with a pleasant experience.

What to Expect From Our Dentistry Services

We have effective dental services that can keep your dog’s mouth in good condition. Our anesthesia-free dental cleanings, exams, health assessments, and treatments can offer many benefits for pets. We do all of this to protect them from disease in the future. 

After all, even minor inflammation can quickly escalate into a major issue if left untreated. This is why we also perform X-rays to detect problems that are not visible during a standard test. If we notice your dog has a problem that needs to be addressed, we can also provide oral surgery services

After all, dog teeth frequently break or become infected; in such cases, surgery is an effective solution. This is because, usually, tooths and tumors need to be extracted as soon as possible. Lastly, expect modern treatments for a wide range of diseases and disorders.

Our Dentistry Services 

Care Animal Hospital is the Inland Empire’s premiere pet dental provider. We offer the following services:

  • Annual comprehensive oral health assessments and treatments (COHAT)
  • Digital dental x-rays, which allow us to see dental disease beneath the gumline and determine if a tooth needs an extraction or other forms of treatment
  • Routine dog teeth cleanings 
  • Routine cat dental cleanings
  • Polishing
  • Subgingival curettage
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Exodontics (extractions)
  • Periodontics (treatment of periodontal disease including subgingival antibiotic injections to help retain gum tissue)
  • Restorative dentistry, including reconstructive dentistry following trauma and fractured tooth repair
  • Treatment of oral cancers, including fibrosarcomas, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinomas
  • Treatment of severe gingivitis, stomatitis and other inflammatory mouth disorders using a combination of medications, carbon dioxide lasers, and cold laser therapy
  • Treatment of feline stomatitis disorders caused by the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and the feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

How Much Do Our Dental Cleanings Cost?

If you were wondering how much is dental cleaning for dogs, the dog teeth cleaning cost at Care Animal Hospital typically ranges between $750-$850. Dental cleanings include:

  • A general exam
  • A pre-anesthetic bloodwork
  • IV catheter
  • IV fluids
  • Digital X-rays
  • An antibiotic injection
  • Cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatment

All of this encompasses the dog teeth cleaning cost. Extractions are an extra fee, meaning they are not included in dog teeth cleaning costs. The cost of extraction can vary depending on how long it could take and how many teeth need to be extracted.

Our Recommended At-Home Pet Dental Care

A lot of pet owners ask us what can be done at home to help prevent periodontal disease in their pet. Here are our tips:

  1. Brush Teeth Regularly: If possible, brush your cat or dog’s teeth every day. While this can be a difficult habit to make routine, once you start doing it regularly it will become a lot easier. Regular and frequent brushing helps to prevent plaque build-up, and keeps it from spreading to the gums. 
  2. Pick the Right Food: Make sure to select a dog or cat food that focuses on dental hygiene. There are a number of different foods that specifically address it, and we’d be happy to provide a recommendation for your specific pet. 
  3. Be Careful with Treats: Treats are a great way to reward your pet but be careful to select treats that aren’t harming your pet’s teeth. Some treats are made with cow hooves, pig ears, and real bones, which are damaging to teeth. On the other hand, some treats promote good dental hygiene, so do your research.

Schedule your dental appointment online at Care Animal Hospital, or give us a call with any questions at 951-676-4690.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Risks of Dental Diseases in Pets?

Pet teeth can develop tartar and plaque, just like human teeth, resulting in tooth loss, infections, and even other diseases. In actuality, kidney, heart, and even respiratory issues can develop due to dental issues. During dog teeth cleanings, our vets get rid of the build-up, and it also checks the pet’s gums. 

After all, oral tumors and gum inflammation are occasionally possible and are frequently the first symptoms of various diseases. This is why regular dental cleanings for dogs and cats are necessary. Just like with dogs, cats should have regular dental cleanings.

Is the Cost of a Dog Dental Cleaning Worth It?

Although dog dental cleaning costs might be significant for some pet owners, this service is worth it. After all, dental cleanings prevent many problems that can develop over time.  

Do I Really Need to Get My Pet’s Teeth Cleaned?

Yes, you need to get your pet routinary dental cleanings. Routinary dog dental cleanings prevent problems such as Periodontal disease in your pet, along with frequent teeth brushing at home. Therefore, you can save your pet from a lot of discomfort by just keeping their teeth clean. 

The long term effects of periodontal disease make it difficult for them to chew and eat their food, along with constant pain in the mouth. Routine dental cleanings also help you save money over the long term, avoiding costly tooth extractions or surgical procedures.

This is why dog teeth cleanings are often worth it for pets who haven’t had their teeth cleaned. After this, you should perform daily dental cleanings at home to avoid any problems.

How Often Do Pets Need Their Teeth Cleaned?

If you own pets, dog dental cleanings should happen at least once per year. However, don’t confuse this with brushing their teeth and caring for them. You should brush their teeth daily if possible. On the same page, cats should have regular professional dental cleanings at least once per year too.

Smaller breeds should get dog dental cleanings more regularly, whereas larger dogs might be able to go a little longer than a year. If your pet has already developed periodontal disease, then it is recommended they get dog teeth cleanings more often.