Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Over 50% of cats and 85% of dogs over the age of 3 have dental problems that require professional treatment. The consequences of leaving dental disease untreated include:
- oral pain and infection
- loss of teeth
- potential infection to major body organs
- diminished quality of life
Veterinary dentists use the same equipment and anesthesia as human dentists. They perform the same types of services – root canals, oral surgeries, restorations, orthodontia, etc. Animals that receive proper dental care live happier and healthier lives.
The mission of the Dentistry Service at the Animal Medical Center is to provide the highest quality dental care to our animal patients and to serve veterinarians in New York City and the tri-state area who need to provide dental services for their clients.
Some of the routine procedures we perform include:
- Endodontic therapy
- Jaw fracture repair
- Surgical extractions
- Treatment of periodontal disease
- Oral cancer surgery
To ensure professional and attentive care and to treat everything from routine cleanings to root canals, the Animal Medical Center has installed state-of-the-art equipment including heart and blood pressure monitors, patient warming system and advanced anesthesia equipment.
Dental Care Resources
- What is a professional veterinary dental cleaning?
- What is anesthesia free pet dental cleaning?
- What are the risks of anesthesia free pet dental cleaning?
- How can I care for my pet’s teeth at home?
- What are the costs associated with veterinary dental cleanings?
- Dental DOs and DON’Ts
- Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
- Periodontal disease
- Stages of periodontal disease