Our pet dental specialists perform dentistry and maxillofacial surgery including dental cleanings, tooth and jaw fracture repair and maxillofacial surgery for dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, companion animals, wildlife and exotics.
West Coast Veterinary Dental Services is a referral clinic specializing in dentistry and oral surgery that does require a referral from your veterinarian in order to set up an appointment. Our Board Certified Dental Specialists, with over 30 years of combined experience, work closely with your regular veterinarian to enhance the quality of care your pet receives. We take pride in our services and our compassion for your pets.
A healthy mouth is a happy pet
There are many reasons why your veterinarian may recommend an appointment with a pet dentist specialist at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services. An oral or dental concern may have been noted during a routine visit with your veterinarian or you may have observed changes in your pet’s behaviour or eating habits that cause you concern. Rest assured your veterinarian wants to provide the best possible care for your pet.
Pets, like people, suffer from periodontal disease, which is responsible for oral inflammation and infection. If left untreated it will cause loss of teeth. Periodontal disease includes gingivitis (inflammation visible as reddening of the gums), and periodontitis (the loss of bone and soft tissue support from around the teeth). Periodontal infection may cause disease elsewhere in your pet’s body when harmful bacteria from the mouth enter the blood stream.
It can be difficult for a pet owner to see the effects of periodontal disease. Halitosis (bad breath) can be a sign of oral disease. A thorough oral examination under sedation or anesthesia, combined with radiographs to detect disease under the gingiva (gums), is the only way to fully investigate the oral cavity.
West Coast Veterinary Dental Services provides specialized dental care for your pet. We compliment your veterinarian’s care of your pet. Only your veterinarian can refer your pet to us. Take care of your pet’s teeth; for your pet’s health and happiness.