Veterinary Dental Care in Fort Washington
Proper Dental Care Can Keep Your Pet Healthy & Pain Free
During a dental cleaning, the vet performs a thorough oral exam to identify diseased and painful teeth, and other potential causes for concern.
Digital X-rays are commonly used during our dental procedures to uncover painful conditions that detract from your pet’s oral health. Unfortunately, an oral exam cannot tell the entire story of what is happening in your pet’s mouth whereas X-rays typically uncover bone loss, abscesses below the gum line and decaying teeth.
After any disease is addressed, the teeth are scaled and polished to remove signs of plaque and calculus. Refer to our video below for more complete information about the dentistry procedure.
How We Safely Provide Anesthesia During a Dental Procedure
Tools that are used to aid in pet monitoring and safe anesthesia during a dental procedure include:
- An intravenous fluid pump
- A blood pressure monitor
- A carbon dioxide monitor
- An oxygen saturation monitor
- A warm air blanket to maintain normal body temperature
Diagnose & Treat Dental Health Issues
We also take dental x-rays during these procedures to allow us to appropriately recognize, diagnose, and treat problems not initially obvious or visible to the naked eye, and oftentimes we uncover diseased teeth that appear clinically normal. Dental x-rays are rapidly becoming the standard of care due to their diagnostic value—after all, our patients cannot tell us if they have a toothache! We strive to look closely for disease and treat it appropriately.
Our doctors have completed advanced training in oral surgery techniques to help ensure the best outcome for your pet.
We perform dental procedures under anesthesia Monday through Friday. Your pet is admitted to the hospital in the morning and discharged in the late afternoon or early evening with recommendations for future preventative care.
For more information, we invite you to watch our video about the dental cleaning procedure and answers to commonly asked questions regarding pet dentals.
Call us today at (215) 458-5845 or contact us online to schedule your pet’s dental examination with one of our caring doctors. We happily welcome pets from Ambler, Glenside, Maple Glen, and surrounding cities.
Enjoy a casual conversation with other clients in our waiting area. You are also welcome to wait for appointments outside or in your car.
We deliver client (& non-client) donations to local pets in need, as well as participate in fundraisers and local events.
Almost 50 years of compassionate and excellent patient care!
Many of our staff members have been employed at our hospital for over 12 years! We work extremely well as a team.
“I cannot put into words how exceptional the staff was with us, and how well they treated our beloved pet.”- Anonymous
“Dr. S. was so thorough and took the time to explain everything in detail regarding my cat's health.”- Courtina C.
“Excellent front office staff and believe me, that’s as important as an excellent vet.”- Clark N.