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

Board Certified Veterinary Dentists offer the highest quality pet dental care for your family pet 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 and oral health is vital in the long term overall health of your dog or cat. When it comes to dental disease and oral surgery, it’s important to choose an experienced veterinary dentist who can provide an expert level of care for your dog or cat. When choosing an AVDC vet dental specialist, you can be assured your dog or cat will receive a comprehensive exam, including advanced pet anesthesia technology and digital veterinary 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, use the search tool to locate a vet dental specialist in your area and contact them to learn more about their veterinary dentistry services.

Pet Oral Burns

Burns in pet mouths are certainly not entirely out of the ordinary. Pets presented with oral burns can be challenging problems to manage as the injuries can cause significant pain and tissue destruction.

If your pet experiences an oral burn it’s vital to have your pet evaluated as soon as possible by a veterinary dental specialist. A veterinary dental specialist will not only be able to treat the visible injury from the burn, but also do a thorough assessment of any damage that may not be initially visible due to the burn injury. It is important that your pet receives veterinary dental radiographs to determine the extent of the damage.

Recently, Dr. Dale Kressin of Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists in Wisconsin, treated a dog who’d experienced an oral burn after a burn that occurred from chewing an electrical cord.

Dr. Kressin’s initial priority was to do an oral examination and treat the initial source of the burn with copious irrigation of the injured area. A few days after initial treatment, the degree of injury was reassessed so that the full extent of injury could be evaluated and a treatment plan implemented. A tooth extraction was necessary because the burn destroyed the gingiva and the alveolar bone that supports the tooth. Surgical treatment is often the case with burns as there can be damaged, irreversibly damaged or dead tissue or bone that needs addressed.

Photos below show initial burn injury, damage caused and post treatment photographs and radiographs.