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Dental care

Veterinary Dentistry & Dental Surgery

The vets at NorthWest Animal Hospital provide preventive and restorative pet dental health care and surgery for cats and dogs.

Dental Care for Cats & Dogs

Routine pet dental care is a critical component of cats' and dogs' oral and overall health, but most of pets don't get the oral hygiene care they need to keep their teeth and gums healthy. 

Dental Surgery

We understand that finding out that your pet needs dental surgery can be overwhelming. We strive to make this process as stress-free as possible, for you and for your pet. 


With recent advances in veterinary medical knowledge and care, as well as newer therapies and better nutrition, senior pets are living longer than ever.

Pet Teeth Cleaning & Exams

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues in pets. It can lead to tooth loss and even systemic health problems. Regular dental check-ups with a veterinarian are essential to detect and prevent periodontal disease.

Oral Tumors and Growths

Dogs and cats can develop oral tumors and growths, which can be cancerous. Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection. If your pet has persistent mouth sores, difficulty eating, or other oral abnormalities, consult your veterinarian promptly.

Gingivitis Management

Gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums, often precedes periodontal disease. Signs include red, swollen gums and bad breath. Regular brushing, dental chews, and specialized dental diets can help manage and prevent gingivitis. In more severe cases, your veterinarian may recommend antibiotics or other treatments.

Tooth Decay and Fractures

Just like humans, pets can experience tooth decay and fractures. This can be caused by poor dental care or accidents. Affected teeth may need to be extracted or treated, so regular dental check-ups are crucial to identify and address these issues early.

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