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Good oral health is an important part of your pet’s general health care. At Richview Animal Hospital, we provide the highest quality pet dental and oral surgical care to our dog and cat patients in Etobicoke. From tooth extractions to surgery for treating periodontal disease, we offer a complete range of veterinary dental and oral surgical services to fit your dog or cat's needs. Our Etobicoke pet dental services include:
Extractions of Fractured Teeth
Oral Surgery: Oral Tumours, Biopsy and Excision
Periodontics: Treatment of periodontal disease, Teeth Scaling and Polishing, Root Planing
Dental Radiology: Permanent Tooth Assessment for Puppies, Dental Disease, Oral Tumors
Multi-Modal Therapies for Feline Oral Problems
Many dental diseases and oral health problems cause no symptoms in their earliest stages. You may be able to spot the development of plaque or other issues during regular teeth cleaning at home. Our Etobicoke veterinarian can detect oral health problems and dental diseases early on.
Signs of oral and dental disease in pets include:
Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
Drooling or dropping food
Bleeding from the mouth or gums
Loss of appetite
We recommend that you have your pet’s teeth checked by a veterinarian at least once a year to detect early signs of dental disease. If your dog or cat shows any of these signs, or if you have other concerns about your pet’s dental health, make an appointment with our veterinarian in Etobicoke.
Regular home cleaning can reduce your pet’s risk for developing dental problems but, even with these cleanings, some animal companions are prone to tooth decay or gum disease. Professional cleaning at our veterinarian’s office can help protect your dog or cat’s teeth and gums.
During professional dental cleaning, a technician scrapes plaque from the teeth and below the gum line. Our veterinarian will check for signs of gum disease and tooth decay. Our veterinarian may recommend and perform further dental treatment as necessary, including extraction of infected, broken or severely damaged teeth.
Many pet dental procedures require the use of anesthesia to keep pets calm and safe. Before receiving anesthesia, all pets undergo a pre-anesthesia blood screen that ensures your four-legged friend is in good physical condition. This blood test can measure organ function and blood health, and can even serve as valuable information that veterinarians can refer to in case your pet gets sick in the future.
Our veterinarians take every precaution to keep your pet safe and comfortable during pet dentistry. We monitor vital signs, including respiration and heart rate. We administer intravenous (IV) fluids as necessary, and prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers if we feel your pet might experience pain or develop an infection.
Once we perform dental cleaning and other professional pet dentistry procedures, it will be up to you to continue proper pet dental care at home. Our pet care professionals can show you how to brush your animal companion’s teeth to reduce the need for professional cleanings in the future. We can also discuss other ideas to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy, such as special food or treats, mouth rinses and sprays.
Pet dentistry helps your pet lead a healthy and happy life. Make an appointment at
Richview Animal Hospital to ensure the health of your cat or dog’s teeth. You can call us at 416-245-8805 and one of our friendly staff members will help schedule an appointment for you.