Foothills IL Veterinarian and Animal Clinic

3151 E. Chandler Blvd • Phoenix, AZ 85048
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M • W • F 7:30am - 5:30pm | T • Th 7:30am - 7:00pm
Sat 8:00am - Noon
480.759.9721
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Preventative Dental Treatments for your Dog and Cat’s Health

Dentistry for Dogs and Cats

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Dental treatments are among the most common procedures we perform for cats and dogs. We encourage biannual dental examinations and a regular course of home care to prevent the build-up of plaque. This bacterium, if not removed, hardens to form calculus and can lead to oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Infection at this advanced stage can spread to other parts of the body and cause life-threatening conditions, including major organ failure. Please speak with one of our veterinarians about the treatment or dental care product that is right for your pet.

Our dental suite includes an ultrasonic scaler, which we utilize to ensure a thorough removal of plaque from your pet’s teeth during a cleaning. We also have a new digital dental x-ray system that allows us a closer look at specific teeth in case we need to examine root viability. 

For problem teeth that are beyond repair, we have an advanced drill system that allows us to perform extractions with little trauma to the mouth of the patient.  To administer full cleanings, we require that your pet be put under anesthesia. While this can sometimes be a point of concern for our clients, you can be assured that we practice the same safe monitoring techniques for dental procedures that we use in all of our surgeries. We conduct blood tests first to make sure that your dog or cat is safe to receive anesthesia, and also to determine the specific amount that is necessary for the procedure. Your pet’s vital signs are tracked by a technician using a state-of-the-art digital monitoring device throughout the course of the exam for safety. Please read our handout "Reasons NOT to Use Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings for Your Dogs and Cats" for more information on this dental topic.

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