#1 Trusted Veterinary Dentistry in Boston
Maintaining dental health is one of the most important ways to keep your pets healthy. From routine cleanings and preventative care to complex oral surgery, our veterinary dentists have the experience to help your pets with any dental needs.
Services Provided By Our Veterinarian Dentists
At Metrovet, we’re committed to providing excellent customer service for animal owners and an exceptional quality of care that helps dogs and cats live a long, happy life. Our standard of care includes dental treatments and the best veterinary medicine – from routine appointments to emergency treatment.
If you’re new to animal dental treatment, you may wonder what is involved. Keep reading to learn about the most common procedures and advanced technologies that help fight dental disease and support your pet’s overall health.
While pet owners can (and should) brush their pet’s teeth regularly, professional cleanings and medical care are critical to avoid excessive buildup and periodontal disease. During a teeth cleaning, your pet will go under general anesthesia at our veterinary hospital before beginning the surgery experience. Our Board Certified veterinary dentists use general anesthesia to check your pet’s teeth and gums safely. Next, your dog or cat will get a cleaning with our dental equipment and polish to remove tartar and protect the teeth.
Along with routine dental services, we use x-rays as a part of our veterinary care to better look at our patient’s teeth and gums. X-rays allow us to inspect under the tartar and gum line to understand the true state of your animal’s mouth. From cracked teeth to root absorptions to abscesses, our clients can’t tell us what’s hurting. With the use of x-rays, we get a better look at the areas we need to treat, even if we can’t see them!
Dentistry, oral surgery, and extractions are related to the services we’ve covered above, such as dental cleanings, procedures, and tools that fight dental disease and ensure proper dental care. Oral surgery can also include more specialized services like those that address a jaw fracture or break, deformity, growth, and more. This level of care may consist of soft tissue surgery or after-hours emergencies that occur due to an accident or unexpected situation. Regardless of whether you want to maintain proper oral health, fight common diseases, or need to address major mouth issues, our veterinary practice can help.
In some cases, it may be necessary for our veterinarians to remove one or more of your pet’s teeth. This is usually due to a tooth or gum infection, or a broken tooth, etc. Infection along the gum line or in the tooth can move to the bloodstream and requires treatment as soon as possible. Pain and discomfort is another side effect, which can often discourage eating and drinking. Once a tooth is extracted, our veterinarians will add stitches if necessary while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on the situation, most patients are back to eating normally and enjoying life within 48-72 hours of surgery. We provide the best quality care and highest standards of veterinary medicine to treat your pet. From our desk staff to our dental veterinary team, our care of patients is the best in Boston.
What to Expect With Pet Dentistry
For most dental services, our clients start with an in-office consultation. We’ll assess your dog or cat’s dental condition and make a plan for care.
Whether we schedule a routine cleaning, additional services necessary to fight dental disease, or specialized surgery like mass removals, your pet will be in good hands.
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Have more questions about our compassionate care for dogs and cats?
Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
What are the benefits of a veterinary dentist?
A healthier, longer life for your pet. The most common disease dogs and cats face is dental disease. In fact, it affects more than 80% of pets.
Dental disease starts with plaque buildup but can lead to pain, inflamed and bleeding gums, loss of appetite, and even bacterial infections that can cause damage to other organs like the heart and liver.
Avoiding dental disease is possible with proper care, cleanings, and support from your veterinary dentist.
Do veterinarians check dog's teeth?
Yes. Your veterinarian will check your pet’s teeth and gums during routine check-ups. A more in-depth check can be completed under anesthesia during a dental procedure and through the use of x-rays and blood tests.
What is an animal dentist called?
A veterinary dentist is qualified to care for your pet’s oral health.
Our veterinary hospital has a team of experts that can provide amazing care for your routine and emergency dental needs. We also have the most advanced equipment (like anesthetic monitoring equipment and blood machines) to deliver excellent care from drop-off to pick-up.
Who do I call for a dental emergency for my dog?
Call our office staff to start the intake process if you need emergency treatment. Our veterinary surgery team can often provide a wide range of surgical services during the normal business day at our animal hospital. We can also point you in the right direction for more specialized surgical care or after-hours emergencies if needed.
If you’re searching for “veterinary dentistry near me,” talk with the experienced, caring staff at Metrovet Clinic.
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