Dentistry

Are you confident that your pet’s dental health is as good as it should be? Bad breath is more than just a nuisance – it could actually be a sign that your pet is suffering from a dental problem. Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills is your one-stop-shop for professional pet dentistry. Whether it’s a routine exam or cleaning, an advanced oral health care procedure or helpful tips for home dental care, you can count on us!

Dental care is serious business…

Without adequate care, plaque and tartar can begin to build up on the teeth and below the gum line, leading to bacteria which can spread disease throughout your pet’s entire body. If dental disease is allowed to develop and worsen, it can result in infection that can lead to everything from painful tooth loss to heart, lung, or kidney disease. That’s why dental care is such a serious matter.

The good news…

The good news is your pet doesn’t have to become a part of these troublesome statistics. All it takes is a commitment to ongoing dental care – both professional and at home. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we recommend that every pet receive a comprehensive dental exam at least once a year. This will allow us to stay on top of your pet’s oral health, and identify areas of concern so that we can address them right away.

Our team of professionals is well trained in administering a broad range of dental care services, from routine preventative care to the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. We use modern equipment and conduct all dental procedures with the utmost attention given to patient safety and comfort. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s dental care much thought, it’s never too late!

Signs to watch for…

Some of the more common indicators that your pet may need dental attention include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Inflamed or bleeding gums
  • Swelling around the mouth or face
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area

If any of these signs present themselves, even if you bring your pet in regularly for care, give us a call right away to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can get a potential problem under control, the better the outcome for your pet.

Finally, there’s the important role that you play as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep the plaque, tartar, and bacteria at bay. It’s important that you make an effort to continue the work we started by caring for your pet’s oral health at home, in between professional appointments. If you need help, just ask! A member of our team would be happy to provide a demonstration of home brushing techniques and offer any advice and guidance you need.

Don’t take chances with your companion’s life and longevity. Make a commitment to dental care and help that little critter beat the odds! Together we’ll work hard to help your animal companion enjoy a happy, healthy smile for life!

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      Dr K absolutely fantastic he saw Brutus on short notice and the care he received was excellent the staff was very courteous and caring

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      Dr Brad quite literally saved our old girl's life today, simply by caring enough to keep trying to solve the mystery behind her symptoms. Thank you for not giving up on her and for helping us manage the costs of her care as well. Highly recommend this office!!

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      This place is full of the kindest, most compassionate people. Dr Mckerney is Zoey’s favorite and she has gone above and beyond to always give Zoey the best care. Even while Zoey is hospitalized, Dr Mckerney and the staff have checked on her regularly. It means the world to us 💜💜💜

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      They take care of our pets as if they are their own! Everyone is welcoming and their holistic approach is appreciated!

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      Brought PeeWee, who lost use of his back legs, in today for the first time and were treated with calm and care. I love the Eastern approach and we all have high hopes that acupuncture, laser treatment, and some herbs will fix the hitch in his giddyup and restore his youthful step again. Fingers crossed.

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