Dental Care

Dental Grade 1 Photo

Dental Grade 1

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Dental Grade 2

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Dental Grade 3

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Dental Grade 4

OSSVH has a strong commitment to improving the oral health of your pet. Oral disease can affect your pet's health in many ways. Tartar and gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss. In addition to this being a painful process, bacteria in the mouth can spread to other organs such as the heart and kidneys.

It's a fact that almost 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 have gingivitis and tartar issues that require professional dental care. That's why OSSVH provides a complete oral and dental evaluation as part of each pet's routine wellness examination. We also discuss oral health and home care recommendations during each visit, beginning when your pet is a puppy or kitten, and continuing through all phases of life. For our furry friends who will not allow home care to be performed, professional cleanings become an even more important part of their health maintenance.


General anesthesia is required to thoroughly clean and evaluated the teeth in dogs and cats. While many of our pets will cooperate for daily brushing, a complete oral cleaning and evaluation involves scaling above and below the gum line, probing the periodontal pocket depth and often times dental radiographs.
Our dental services include:

  • Dental grading
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Dental cleaning
  • Teeth polishing
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Tooth extractions
  • Teeth-saving procedures
  • Oral surgery
  • Recommendations and referrals for orthodontics and endodontic procedures such as root canals

Digital Dental X-ray

OSSVH operates a digital dental X-ray machine that provides excellent images and important insight into your pet's dental problems. Using this equipment enables us to evaluate the roots of any teeth that may be diseased.

Dental Cleanings

If our veterinarians recommend dental cleanings or dental evaluations based on your pet's dental grade, you can rest assured that we use only the safest available anesthetics and that we monitor your pet's vital signs throughout the procedure. OSSVH also uses pre-, intra-, and post-operative pain management to keep your pet comfortable before, during, and after all dental procedures.