Reliable Veterinary Dentistry in Toronto

Dental hygiene is often overlooked in pets, but caring for your dog or cat's oral health is just as important as it is for yourself. At Star Veterinary Hospital, our team offers quality veterinary dentistry in Toronto. We offer a wide range of dental services, from teeth cleaning to extractions, to help your pets have healthy teeth.

Our veterinary professionals are caring pet parents like you and are passionate about treating your pet like family. When you visit our practice, you will see our dedication to providing safe and effective dental care. Your confidence in the care your furry friend receives is paramount to us, and we are excited to meet you and care for your beloved animal. Call our office to schedule your appointment today!


Why Is Dental Care Important for Pets?

Incorporating regular dental care in your pet's health routines contributes to their overall health as well. Unlike us, pets can't brush their own teeth, which means they depend on us to care for their oral health. Studies suggest that by age 3, nearly 80% of pets exhibit the beginning stages of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease and other dental issues can lead to significant health problems. Here are some reasons why dental care is an important part of being a pet parent:

  • Preventing dental diseases like periodontitis
  • Helping your pet avoid pain and discomfort, which could lead to behavioral issues
  • Maintaining the health and function of their teeth
  • Improving bad breath
  • Preventing dental issues from turning into systemic health problems

Dental Services We Perform

Proactively caring for your pet's dental needs also helps protect your wallet from more costly procedures that can come about once an issue has fully developed and becomes more difficult to manage. If your pet needs more extensive treatment, we can also help improve their quality of life. We believe that providing quality dental care for your pet is a way to help them live a healthier and longer life by your side. Our dentistry for dogs and cats includes a variety of services, such as:

  • Professional Cleanings: Teeth cleanings for dogs and cats are an essential part of your pet's oral health routines. These involve removing plaque and tartar both above and below the gumline, polishing the teeth, as well as an examination of their overall dental health.
  • X-rays: Taking x-rays during a professional cleaning allows our team to take a comprehensive look at their teeth below the gumline, which can help detect periodontal disease or other issues that may not appear on the surface.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: Also called periodontal disease or periodontitis, this is one of the most common dental conditions in dogs and cats. Early detection and treatment with professional deep cleanings are critical in order to prevent other, more serious health issues.
  • Extractions: This is one of the most common veterinary surgeries. The most common cause is periodontal disease, but your pet may also need an extraction due to a fractured tooth or baby teeth that haven't fallen out yet.
  • Abscess Removal: An abscess is an infection that typically occurs near the root of the tooth. It can be caused by fractures or periodontal disease and can be very painful or lead to other serious health issues. The most common treatment is root canal therapy, along with antibiotics.

What You Can Expect

When you bring your beloved animal to a veterinary office for dental care, you can expect us to take a comprehensive and caring approach that prioritizes the well-being of your furry friend. We start with an initial examination, where our veterinarian will carefully examine your pet's gums and teeth, looking for signs of disease or discomfort. This thorough evaluation allows us to identify any existing dental issues on the surface and formulate a plan for further diagnostics or care.

After the initial exam, we will schedule your pet's dental care for another day. Bloodwork may be performed at your pet's exam or on the day of treatment to help assess your pet's overall health and ensure they are fit for anesthesia. The safety and well-being of your pet are of the utmost importance to us.

During the dental appointment, your pet will undergo the necessary dental care, which may include teeth cleaning, extractions, or other treatments per our recommendations. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, so we can do a thorough job while preventing distress or safety concerns for your pet. After the procedure, we will provide guidance on how to care for your pet. In most cases, you will be able to bring your pet home the same day.

Your Toronto Veterinary Dentistry

At Star Veterinary Hospital, we understand the significance of preserving your oral health. Our team of dedicated veterinary professionals is deeply passionate about providing quality dental care to your beloved animal. Your pet can't tell you if they're in pain, which means that dental issues can go unnoticed until they become a major health concern. Our team can help recognize early signs of oral health problems and take proactive steps to support your pet's health. If you're looking for reliable veterinary dentistry in Toronto, you can trust our team to help. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!