Pet Dental Care FAQs


Pet dental care is just as vital as taking your pet for routine visits with the veterinarian. Your pet’s teeth help ensure they eat healthily, vocalize, and use a set of hands. In addition, healthy teeth and gums ensure a pet’s overall health and wellbeing, preventing bacteria from plaque and tartar from spreading to their heart and kidneys. The veterinarians at Oak Grove Veterinary Hospital in San Jose, CA, can help with your pet’s dental care, including cleanings and treatment. 

Why is Pet Dental Care Important? 

More than humans, pets use their teeth for almost everything. For example, their teeth can help them eat, vocalize and carry objects. Without healthy teeth and gums, pets risk losing what they use as an extra set of hands and are also at risk of harmful bacteria spreading throughout their body, causing heart and kidney disease. Routine pet dental exams and teeth cleanings can help identify dangerous illnesses before they become a more significant problem. 

How Can a Veterinarian Help with Pet Dental Care? 

A veterinarian can help treat your pet for several dental concerns, including offering pet dental cleanings. During the dental cleaning, the vet cleans in and around the teeth and gums, removing tatar and plaque, which can lead to pet periodontal disease. In addition, during the pet dental cleaning, the veterinarian can help treat any diseased or damaged teeth, helping prevent any further decay and discomfort for your pet. 

What Should I Expect During a Pet Dental Cleaning?

During the cleaning, your pet will be put under anesthesia to help protect your pet and the veterinarian. Strategically, the vet will work through your pet’s mouth, cleaning and checking all teeth and gum areas. If there is a problem with a tooth, the veterinarian will repair or remove the tooth. After the pet dental cleaning, you will be given detailed follow-up care instructions and tips on how to take care of your pet at home. Antibiotic medications will be given to help protect your pet against possible infection. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in San Jose, CA

At Oak Grove Veterinary Hospital in San Jose, CA, our veterinarians take pride in providing reliable pet dental care. We understand the importance of your pet’s oral health and offer treatment options to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. If you have questions about pet dental care or want to make an appointment with one of our veterinarians, call us today at (408) 227-1661.


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