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Veterinary Dentistry & Dental Surgery

Our veterinarians at Country Meadows Pet Hospital provide preventive care and teeth cleanings as well as dental surgery for cats or dogs.

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Dental Health Care for Dogs & Cats

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. Dentistry is an important part of the care of our cats or dogs.

Dental problems can result in significant pain and discomfort. Poor dental health may allow infection to spread from the mouth to other parts of the body such as the kidneys and other vital organs. 

As home care is an essential part of taking care of your cat or dog's oral health, we also make a point of providing dental health education to cat or dog owners so they can help maintain their pet's oral hygiene at home. By adding regular oral care into your daily care regime, you can keep your furry friend happy and healthy. 

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Dental Surgery in Maple Ridge

 Finding out that your companion needs dental surgery can be overwhelming. We can sympathize, which is why our team will do all we can to make this process as stress-free as possible.

 Your cat or dog will be provided with anesthesia before their dental surgery to help ensure they are comfortable and do not experience any pain. We will take the time to explain each step of the process to you in detail before the procedure, including preparation and post-operative care requirements.

Teeth Cleaning & Examinations

Annual dental checkups are an important aspect of caring for your dog or cat's overall health. A dental visit will include a thorough dental examination, teeth cleaning, and polishing to remove tartar and plaque.

A dog or cat dental appointment typically involves the following: 

  • Pre-Anesthetic Assessment

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

    We will take blood and urine analyses 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 as well as capture any required X-rays safely and efficiently without undue stress on your dog or cat. 

  • 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 concerns 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. 

    During this visit, we will discuss any concerns and provide advice on at-home care for your pet's teeth. 

FAQs About Dental Care For Pets

To learn more about veterinary dental care, browse through our answers to these frequently asked questions from our clients.

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Our veterinarians are passionate about the health of Maple Ridge companion animals. Get in touch today to book your dog or cat's first appointment.

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