Veterinary Dental Services

veterinary technician performing a dentalOur veterinary dental services include routine dental exams and teeth cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) with an ultrasonic scaler and polisher. If needed, we also perform extractions on pets to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions. Every pet goes home with follow up education on how to maintain a healthy mouth.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes an advanced dental procedure may be necessary. Bay View Veterinary Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology, such as digital dental x-rays, to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.

Every dental procedure at Bay View Veterinary Clinic ends with the application of Ora Vet Barrier Sealant. This product significantly reduces plaque and tartar formation by preventing bacteria from attaching to your pet's teeth. You can follow up at home with Ora Vet's Prevention Gel. The gel is applied once weekly and is a great alternative to daily brushing and only takes about 60 seconds to do!

Pet Dental Care

Did you know that by eliminating plaque, tartar, and bad teeth you can add years to your pet's life? Good oral hygiene eliminates bacteria from entering their blood stream where it can settle in the major organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health.

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.

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.