Dog At The Vet

Dental Care

Regular Dental Care Can Extend Your Pet’s Life

“Thank you for all that you do to keep me healthy!” – Angel Unger

Studies show that 60-80% of pets over the age of 3 have periodontal disease and need dental care. Is yours one of them?

  • Your pet may be in pain – sometimes severe – due to broken or diseased teeth and gums and you may not realize it.
  • Eating becomes more difficult even painful for your pet if teeth are broken or gums infected.
  • Your pet’s immune system can be compromised by infections in the mouth.
  • Bacteria in the mouth can spread to other organs and lead to even more serious infections.

Our Pet Dental Cleanings

  • Ultrasonic scaling and polishing to remove plaque and heavy calculus from above and below the gum line, and to create a smooth surface more resistant to future plaque buildup.
  • Fluoride treatment to strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
  • OraVet sealant application to significantly reduce plaque and tarter formation and to prevent bacteria from attaching to the teeth.
  • Extraction of diseased or broken teeth preformed only upon doctor recommendation.

For Your Pet’s Safety, We Take Precautions Others Don’t

Other clinics offer pet dentistry but not all of them take the extra precautions we do to ensure the safety of your pet.

  • Pre-anesthetic exam
  • Pre-surgical blood work
  • Anesthesia
  • IV fluids to help support oxygen delivery to your pets vital organs while under anesthesia
  • Surgical monitoring (blood pressure, oxygen, heart rate, respiratory rate, electrocardiogram)
  • Heat support
  • Surgical pain management injection
  • Surgical antibiotic injection
  • Hospitalization/surgical recovery. Following surgery your pet will receive supportive care and a warm bed to ensure a comfortable recovery. When your dog is awake, he/she will be taken outside for a brief walk to help further metabolize the anesthesia.
  • Post-operative pain management
  • Go-home pain medications & antibiotics (if needed)

Tooth Extractions & Our Digital Dental Radiography

Many animals have diseased teeth from periodontal disease or from enamel erosions. These teeth are painful and should be extracted. While your pet is under anesthesia, all teeth and gums will be evaluated for evidence of disease and/or injury.

To assist in our assessment and treatment decisions, we utilize Digital Dental Radiography, a technology and capability not all Omaha veterinarians offer.

Pet Dental Care In Omaha, NE

To Make An Appointment for a dental exam or cleaning, call us at 402-884-3383.