Pet Dentistry at Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center in Spokane Valley, WA

Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center in Spokane Valley, WA, prioritizes your pet’s oral health with comprehensive dentistry services. Our dedicated team recognizes the importance of proper dental care for your furry companion’s overall well-being.

Elevate Your Pet’s Oral Health with Our Comprehensive Dental Services

At Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center, we understand the vital role that veterinary dentistry plays in ensuring the overall health and well-being of your cherished pets. Led by Dr. Keith L. Clark, a respected member of the AVDS (American Veterinary Dental Society) since 2001, our clinic is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care for your pets. Equipped with advanced technology and supported by years of expertise, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services tailored to your pet’s unique needs, including oral digital radiography and advanced dentistry techniques such as endodontics (root canals), oral surgery, and laser therapeutic therapy.

Recognizing the Need for Pet Dental Care

Like humans, pets require regular dental care to maintain oral health and prevent dental diseases. Some signs that indicate your pet may need dental attention include bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, difficulty chewing, and loose or broken teeth. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to seek professional dental care promptly to address underlying issues and ensure your pet’s comfort and well-being.

Benefits of Pet Dentistry

Investing in regular dental care for your pet offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Prevention of dental diseases
  • Pain relief and improved oral comfort
  • Preservation of overall health and well-being
  • Prevention of secondary health issues associated with untreated dental problems

By prioritizing your pet’s dental health and seeking timely veterinary dental care, you can help them lead a happier, healthier life free from dental discomfort and disease. Schedule a dental exam for your pet at Pet Vet Hospital and Wellness Center today to ensure their smile shines bright for years to come.

Vet examining a dog's teeth

Levels of Veterinary Dentistry

Veterinary dentistry has become more specialized, and technology has allowed diagnostics and treatments not previously available. This area of veterinary medicine is becoming more sophisticated and requires increased investments in education and equipment. Not every veterinarian has an interest in this specific area of veterinary medicine. It is essential for you to understand the various levels of veterinary dentistry being offered so that you can determine what is right for you and your pet.

  1. Basic Dentistry: This is not ideal. At this level, you’re working without specialized dental equipment and mainly performing dental cleanings and easier extractions. Without dental radiography equipment, some dental diseases will go undetected. Much of the work is performed by technicians (sometimes assistants), with veterinarians handling extractions.
  2. Comprehensive Dental Care: At this level, you’re more proactive, and your level of care is close to that of a typical human dentist. In addition to cleaning teeth, you’re also looking for periodontal disease by performing radiography. You’re extracting diseased teeth and doing minor repair work.
  3. Advanced Dental Care: This type of service includes endodontics (root canals), fillings, and reconstructive surgery.