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Signs that your pet may have dental disease include diminished appetite, a sudden preference for canned food over dry food, as well as bleeding from the mouth and loose teeth, sneezing and nasal discharge. However, you may see no clinical signs at all, which is why visits to your veterinarian are so important.


Our dentistry service diagnoses and treats both simple and complicated dental and oral diseases. Dentistry services are available with or without a referral from your primary veterinarian.

Why is good dental health important?

In dogs and cats, periodontal disease (gum disease) is the number one diagnosed problem. By the age of just two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease, which can lead to other problems throughout the body. For this reason, it’s very important for animals to have their teeth examined and cleaned.


  • Digital dental radiography
  • Dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
  • Extractions, including simple, multirooted, and complicated surgical extractions
  • Routine and advanced periodontal therapies
  • Jaw fracture repair
  • Management for fractured/worn teeth (e.g., root canal, crowns)
  • Surgical treatment for oral tumors
  • Management of palatal defects
  • Management of unusual oral lesions

Special Capabilities

  • Digital radiography
  • High-speed fiberoptic dental unit
  • Light-speed endodonic technology
  • Osteo-allograft, bone grafting for bone loss secondary to periodontal disease

Meet the DENTISTRY Faculty

Katherine Kling
Amy Somrak