Our veterinarians provide dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis), and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

Canine Oral HealthRosedale Veterinary Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Rosedale Veterinary Clinic offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your pet's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Digital Dental X-rays

Digital Pet Dental X-rayRosedale Veterinary Clinic offers dental digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat your pets dental needs. Digital radiography provides x-ray images without the use of conventional film - allowing us to take high quality images while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet. Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes, including two thirds of pets' teeth that are under the gingiva (gums) and are not visible. Studies have shown that without dental x-rays, significant problems are missed in up to 75% of pets.

Digital dental radiographs allow assessment of:

  • the teeth (fractures or internal disease)
  • the surrounding soft tissues (periodontal disease, stomatitis, cysts, draining tracks, facial swellings, fistulas or tumors)
  • the joints (TMJ or mandibular symphysis)
  • the bone (jaw fractures)

We always diagnose first before creating a treatment plan for each patient. Digital dental x-rays will help us do that by replacing a guess with a diagnosis, and allowing for the correct treatment to be optimally performed.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year.
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day.
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health.