Dental Services

Imagine what your mouth would feel like if you never brushed your teeth or went to the dentist. For many dogs and cats, this is a painful reality. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery. Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren't caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death. Schedule your pet’s dental exam today!

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    Dental Cleaning With Anesthesia

    A dental cleaning, including dental x-rays, performed under anesthesia is considered by the American Academy of Veterinary Dentists to be the gold standard. It is also the only appropriate approach…

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    Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning

    At Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital, we are concerned about your pet’s dental health! While a dental cleaning under anesthesia will always remain the gold standard for veterinary dental care, an…

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    Digital Dental Radiographs

    Dental radiographs are one of the most important diagnostic tools available to a veterinary dentist. They allow the internal anatomy of the teeth, the roots and the bone that surrounds…