Pet Dental FAQ

Pet Dental FAQs at Coronado Veterinary Hospital

Our veterinarian, here at Coronado veterinary hospital, believes that all cats and dogs deserve timely dental care. Here are a few of the common pet dental questions we receive from our pet parents.

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Pet Dental Care With Your Coronado Veterinarian

Coronado pet dental care includes the same dental treatments that you might receive from your human family dentist, including oral examinations that check for diseases of the mouth and gums as well as for tooth decay and cavities, teeth cleanings and tooth extractions. We also plan to offer treatments for cavities, including fillings and crowns.

What are the benefits of cat and dog teeth cleaning services at your veterinary hospital?

Cat and dog teeth cleaning services help keep your pet’s mouth clean and free of plaque and tartar. When pets eat food, the particles mix with saliva and stick on the teeth where it turns into plaque. If the plaque is not periodically removed from your pet’s teeth, it turns into tartar. Over time, the plaque and tartar can lead to gingivitis, periodontal disease, and serious oral infections, especially in senior pets. Removing the plaque and tartar with regular dental checkups helps keep your pet’s mouth healthy and free of infections and oral diseases.

What can I expect during my cat or dog’s pet teeth cleaning appointment?

Your dog or cat’s pet teeth cleaning appointment starts with a thorough examination of his or her mouth to identify any infection, abnormalities or loose teeth. After the examination, our veterinarian will administer some anesthesia to your pet. This helps keep your pet relaxed and comfortable while our Coronado vet cleans all of the plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth and gums. Once our veterinarian is finished, your pet’s teeth will be completely clean, and you may even notice that your pet has better breath.

Do you clean the teeth of senior pets?

We absolutely clean the teeth of senior pets. In fact, our veterinarian recommends bringing your senior pet into our veterinary hospital every few months for an oral examination. This is because senior pets can develop mouth infections and loose teeth rapidly. To make the process more convenient, we can schedule your senior pet’s teeth cleaning at the same time as your pet’s biannual wellness checkups.

How often should I schedule pet dental in Coronado?

Puppies and kittens should receive their first pet dental checkup as soon as they are weaned. Then, they should be seen at least once a year for a teeth cleaning and oral examination until they reach senior pet status. Once your pet becomes a senior, he or she will need pet dental in Coronado at least twice a year to prevent oral infections and tooth decay.

How do I schedule an appointment with your veterinarian in Coronado?

To schedule an appointment for pet dental car with our veterinarian in Coronado, call us at 619-435-6281. When you call, ask about our free consultations for all new patients.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Client Comments

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I was nervous about Bon Jovi receiving anesthesia. You kept me informed throughout the process and took great care of him. Thank you. His teeth look fabulous"
    Julie Moss, Coronado Resident
  • "This was my first time having a puppy and looking for a vet and I truly believe I found the perfect place! Everyone was so friendly and so kind to myself and my puppy! I got a lot of information and all of my questions were answered!"
    New Puppy Mom and Coronado Resident
  • "You squeezed us in on short notice and I GREATLY appreciate it! you made our vacation a little less stressful, and Bernie is getting much better! Thank you thank you thank you!!"
    Kelly Mulvany, Coronado Vacationer

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