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.
Cyst was visible when looking beneath the dog’s lip.
Joey is a 1-year-old male Golden Retriever who presented to Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery with a progressive history of a cyst over the left maxillary canine tooth. Veterinary dental radiographs revealed an expansile mass over the area. The canine tooth was removed and the adjacent cystic structure removed and submitted for histopathology to determine if the cyst was cancerous. The surgery site was sutured and Joey made a normal recovery.
The biopsy results came back as a benign (non-cancerous) epithelial cyst. Although this lesion was benign, if it was left untreated it would have continued to expand into the surrounding bone and dental tissues and compromised the integrity of that part of his mouth.
Surgical site after removal of cyst.
Looking in your dog or cat’s mout regularly for any abnormalities is part of a good pet dental home care plan. Pet owners who notice any kind of unusual growth in their dog or cat’s mouth should immediately have them evaluated by a board certified veterinary dentist.
Read Dr. Woodward’s detailed veterinary dentistry case study, including full procedure descriptions and photos of Hemisection and Root Canal.