Find a board certified veterinary dentist specializing in advanced animal dental care and oral surgery for your dogs and cats.

Pet dentists offer a wide range of veterinary dentistry services including comprehensive dog and cat teeth cleanings, fractured pet tooth repair, treatment for pet periodontal disease and oral surgery for all pet dental injuries and disease.

Pet dental health is vital in the long term overall health of your pets and it’s important to choose an experienced dog or cat dentist who can provide the highest level of care for your four legged family members. When choosing an AVDC vet dental specialist, you can be assured your dog or cat will receive a complete exam, including advanced anesthesia technology and vet dental x-rays that assure a comprehensive picture of your pet's dental health and any issues that may be causing them pain. If your pet needs a dental exam or you are concerned about a potential problem in your dog or cat's mouth, locate a vet dental specialist in your area and contact them to learn more about their veterinary dentistry services.

Retained Deciduous (Puppy) Teeth

Retained Puppy TeethRusty, an 8 month old Poodle who came to Animal Dental Care in Colorado for evaluation of six retained deciduous (puppy) teeth that included canines (fang) and incisors.

When puppy teeth do not fall normally, there can be a number of problems for the pet including, malocclusion (abnormal bite), pain and also periodontal disease. If left in place, the deciduous teeth can cause the permanent teeth to traumatically impact other teeth and/or soft tissues in the mouth, which is a source of significant pain. In addition, teeth that are in a malocclusion can frequently predispose a dog or cat to periodontal disease since they are not interlocking normally.

All six of Rusty’s teeth were extracted with a brief surgical procedure and he’ll recover fully and continue to grow with a happy, healthy and pain free mouth.

If you have a puppy or kitten and notice they seem to be retaining their baby teeth as the adult teeth are growing in, it is important to see a board certified veterinary dentist right away. The sooner this condition can be evaluated and treated, there is far less potential for developing a more complex dental problem.