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Signs that your pet may have dental disease include diminished appetite, a sudden preference for canned food over dry food, as well as bleeding from the mouth and loose teeth, sneezing and nasal discharge. However, you may see no clinical signs at all, which is why visits to your veterinarian are so important.


Our dentistry service diagnoses and treats both simple and complicated dental and oral diseases. Dentistry services are available with or without a referral from your primary veterinarian.

Why is good dental health important?

In dogs and cats, periodontal disease (gum disease) is the number one diagnosed problem. By the age of just two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease, which can lead to other problems throughout the body. For this reason, it’s very important for animals to have their teeth examined and cleaned.


  • Dental prophylaxis. Routine and advanced periodontal therapy, including periodontal probing, subgingival scaling, and bone grafting of deep periodontal pockets.
  • Extractions, including simple, multi-rooted, and complicated surgical extractions. Treatment of feline tooth resorptive lesions.
  • Management of fractured or worn teeth, including vital pulpotomy and root canal therapy, and prosthodontic crown therapy.
  • Jaw fracture repair with interdental splints.
  • Management of severe stomatitis.
  • Management of unusual oral lesions, including myositis, osteomyelitis, bone sequestra, dentigerous cysts, dental caries, malocclusions, and oronasal fistulas.
  • Oral tumor identification and treatment planning.

Special Capabilities

  • Digital dental radiography.
  • High-speed fiberoptic dental unit.
  • LightSpeed® endodontic technology.
  • Osteoallograft® osteoinductive demineralized bone matrix.

To help us expedite your visit, please have your primary care veterinarian email or fax us your pet's medical record, including recent bloodwork, prior to your scheduled appointment.

Meet the DENTISTRY Faculty

Katherine Kling
Amy Somrak