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Veterinary Dentistry & Dental Surgery

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, we provide the dental care that your dog or cat needs to help restore and maintain good oral health.

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Ensuring Healthy Teeth in Dogs & Cats

Many dogs and cats will suffer from dental disease in their lifetime. It is one of the most common health issues among our pet population. Unfortunately, preventive dental care is often neglected, and this lack of attention to your dog or cat's oral health could result in painful dental issues and periodontal disease.

Routine dental care from can help preserve your dog or cat's oral health and help prevent dental diseases before they even begin.

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, our team of veterinarians wants to make sure your pet receives the highest-quality dental care. We offer a range of dental care services for dogs and cats, from basics such as dental exams, teeth cleanings and polishing, to dental X-rays and surgeries.

We can also provide you with helpful tips on how to maintain your pet's oral hygiene at home, including proper brushing techniques and recommended dental products. 

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Teeth Cleaning & Examinations

Annual dental examinations are an essential part of caring for your dog or cat's overall health. Early detection of oral health issues can help prevent your pet from suffering from issues such as tooth decay, broken teeth, or periodontal disease.

A veterinary dental appointment typically involves the following: 

  • Pre-Anesthetic Assessment

    A thorough pre-anesthetic assessment will be completed for your pet before the dental exam.

    We will take blood and urine to analyze to ensure it's safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. Additional diagnostics, such as chest radiographs or an ECG, may also be conducted.

  • Administering Anesthesia

    Anesthesia is administered to all patients undergoing dental procedures. This allows us to do a thorough examination and cleaning and capture any required X-rays safely and efficiently without undue stress on the pet.

  • Oral Examination & Cleaning

    Once your pet is under anesthesia, we will conduct a complete, tooth-by-tooth, oral examination and charting. Their teeth will be cleaned and polished (including under the gum line) and X-rays may be taken. We then apply a fluoride treatment to each tooth, as well as dental sealant to prevent plaque from attaching to the enamel.

    If any oral health issues are discovered, the veterinarian will develop a custom treatment plan, which may include dental surgery, and discuss it with you.

  • Follow-up Exam & Home Care

    Your veterinarian may recommend a follow-up examination be scheduled two weeks after the initial appointment, so they can see if the issue is getting better or worse.

    Depending on what they see at this appointment, they may advise that you continue with your at-home care routine or recommend further treatment.

Dental Surgery for Dogs & Cats

When necessary, our Calgary veterinarians perform dental surgery on cats and dogs, including jaw fracture repair surgeries, tooth extractions, and periodontal disease treatment.

Our team understands that it can be overwhelming to learn that your dog or cat requires dental surgery. We will do all we can to make this process as stress-free as possible, for you and your pet.

Your dog or cat will be provided with anesthesia during their dental surgery to ensure they are comfortable and do not experience any pain.

We'll be sure to break down each step of the process to you in detail before the procedure, including preparation and post-operative care requirements.

Signs of Dental Health Issues in Dogs & Cats

If you notice any of the following symptoms in your dog or cat, it's time for a dental checkup.

  • Tartar buildup
  • Pawing at their mouth or teeth
  • Loose and/or broken teeth
  • Excessive drooling (may contain pus or blood)
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Reduced grooming
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Dropping food from the mouth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Abnormal chewing
  • Repeated yawning
  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • Pain or swelling in or around the mouth
  • Discoloured teeth 
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FAQs About Pet Dental Care

To learn more about dog and cat dental care, read through our answers to these frequently asked questions from our clients.

New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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