Efficient Etobicoke Pet Dentistry

At Hofmann Veterinary Clinic, we understand that dental health is connected to overall well-being. Our skilled team uses modern tools and accurate diagnostics as we deliver effective pet dentistry guided by our compassionate approach to animal wellness. We perform comprehensive dental exams and personalized treatments tailored to your pet's unique needs, concerns, and characteristics, helping us ensure they receive the best care possible.

We have served the cats and dogs of our beloved local community for decades, offering efficient and tailor-made veterinary dental services to every pet who walks through our doors. Our seasoned veterinary team delivers reliable care with a compassionate bedside manner, committed to keeping them relaxed throughout the process while treating them like family. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our Etobicoke pet dentistry!


Why Does My Pet Need Regular Dental Care?

Imagine the state of your oral condition if you never brushed your teeth or received a dental checkup from a reliable professional. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, a majority of cats and dogs will exhibit the beginning stages of periodontal disease by age three, which is the most common health complication found in all pets. Periodontitis occurs when food particles and other foreign objects get trapped within your pet's teeth and bacteria begin to grow.

If left untreated, bacteria can lead to gum disease, potentially causing serious health issues down the road like cardiac complications, kidney and liver infection, or stroke. Our skilled and compassionate team offers efficient veterinary dental services that will help your precious cat or dog:

  • Avoid tooth loss due to periodontal disease
  • Manage and prevent pain
  • Maintain healthy and functional teeth
  • Improve foul breath
  • Prevent potential damage to the brain, heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys

Common Signs of Dental Disease

It can be difficult to determine on your own if your pet suffers from a dental-related illness or infection. A comprehensive evaluation from our skilled team can go a long way in keeping your pet healthy, comfortable, and free from developing conditions. Even if your cat or dog does not exhibit these symptoms, we still recommend that you let our veterinary dentists evaluate their oral health at least once per year.

Common signs and symptoms that could indicate the presence of dental disease in cats and dogs include, but are not limited to:

  • Yellow or brown buildup on teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Terrible breath
  • Noticeable changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose or falling out teeth
  • Depression or lethargy

What Does Pet Dentistry Involve?

When you bring your pet into our practice for efficient dental care, we will first give them a thorough oral exam searching for any abnormalities such as signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Next, we provide teeth cleanings to clear your pet's mouth of plaque and tartar buildup, giving them a fresh and healthier oral condition. Finally, if deemed necessary, we can provide careful extractions if they suffer from a damaged, decayed, or painful tooth. We offer reliable sedation services for optimal comfort and a precise procedure in both cleanings and extractions.

Pet Dentistry FAQ

We know you're a caring pet parent who has questions regarding our process, the materials we use, and aftercare tips for continued maintenance at home. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is happy to provide answers and address your concerns upon arrival at our office. Some frequently asked questions regarding pet dentistry include:

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontitis is a common and fairly preventable infection that often damages the gums and could destroy the jawbones if left untreated and undiagnosed. It generally occurs when tartar and plaque have accumulated on the teeth, where bacteria grow and potentially seep into the bloodstream.

There are a variety of ways you can prevent tartar and plaque buildup at home, however, once it is already present, a professional teeth cleaning is required. Prevention tips include a healthy diet, regular brushing, dental chews, and checkups can go a long way in preventing periodontitis from developing. Our skilled team dedicates their time to providing you with valuable information on proper dental hygiene, maintenance, and preventive measures that have been linked to a longer life expectancy for your pet by up to 2-4 years.

It's widely accepted and recommended that your cats and dogs receive an examination and thorough teeth cleaning at least once per year. Some pets require more frequent professional dental care if they suffer from severe tartar and plaque buildup or if their oral health maintenance is lacking throughout the year.

Trusted Etobicoke Pet Dentistry

At Hofmann Veterinary Clinic, we are a seasoned team with years of experience delivering effective dental treatments and long-lasting results to every precious pet who walks through our doors. We are passionate about diagnosing and treating your pet's dental needs so they can enjoy a bright future free from the constraints of oral infection and disease.

Let us provide efficient Etobicoke veterinary dental services backed by in-house technical resources, our excellent attention to detail, and a comprehensive approach to health care. We are dedicated to delivering accurate services that will help your pets enjoy a future of fresh breath and wagging tails for years to come. Contact our practice today and receive a consultation!