Pet Dentistry

Just like people, it is essential for pets to receive professional, routine dental care. Preventive dental care is an important part of maintaining your pet’s overall health and long-lasting happiness. At Essington Road Animal Hospital, our full-service veterinary clinic offers comprehensive dental care solutions for both cats and dogs.

Our leading veterinarian, Dr. Adam M. Abou-Youssef and his associate, Dr. Christine Kilpatrick perform everything from basic examinations to more complex surgeries and are dedicated to preserving the health, function, and beauty of your pet’s oral health. 

The Importance of Professional Dental Care for Your Pet 

Oral health significantly impacts overall well-being of humans and animals alike. While optimal oral health can ensure proper nutrient digestion, poor dental health in your pet can lead to other overall health issues. Tooth infections can jeopardize the surrounding dental structures in your pet’s mouth, and periodontal disease can lead to toxins getting into the bloodstream.

Annual dental examinations and cleanings can give us the chance to get ahead of any issues that could jeopardize the ongoing health of your pet and treat them before they become serious. 

Your Pet’s Dental Exams at Essington Road Animal Hospital

We recommend you bring in your animal companions for routine preventive cleanings every six months. This visit will involve an open and honest discussion about any needs or concerns you may have regarding your pet’s dental state. Then we carefully remove plaque from above and below the gum line efficiently and effectively.

Your pet's teeth are polished, creating a clean and smooth surface making it more difficult for plaque to build up in the future. To further fight against cavity development, our team also provides dental sealants and other preventive aids.  

Once their cleaning is completed, Dr. Abou-Youssef and Dr. Kilpatrick will conduct a thorough yet gentle examination and take full digital x-rays, allowing them to monitor any potential problems in your pet’s oral health and determine if any additional care is required. 

If more advanced treatment is needed to restore dental and overall wellness, our clinic offers a number of solutions, including:

  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Pet Tooth Extractions 
  • Dental Pet Surgery
  • Gum Tissue Removal

Our team also takes the time during your visit to discuss the different techniques you can perform at home to ensure your pet’s long-lasting oral health. Our mission at Essington Road Animal Hospital is to help your pet live a long, happy and healthy life. 

Schedule A Dental Visit for Your Dog or Cat Today! 

We understand that your pet’s well-being is important to you, and taking a proactive approach to dental care can promote the integrity of your pet’s health. For more information about dental care for cats and dogs, contact Essington Road Animal Hospital today to schedule your pet’s next oral check-up.


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