Diseases of the mouth, gums, and teeth are very common in cats and dogs.  If left untreated, dental disease can serve as a chronic source of infection and discomfort.  Your pet’s dental health plays an important role in systemic health (heart, liver, kidneys) over time.  As complete an oral examination as possible is performed with each physical exam. Your doctor will discuss preventative care and tips for your pet’s dental hygiene, and will make recommendations for a dental cleaning or additional care if appropriate.

During a dental cleaning, your pet’s teeth and gum line receive a thorough scaling and polishing.  The teeth and gums are closely examined for the presence of periodontal disease.  Digital dental radiographs are performed to allow assessment of the roots of the teeth and to assist with dental extractions, if necessary.  Your doctor will make recommendations for the long-term management of your pet’s dental hygiene.

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We have a doctor and a highly skilled technician on call until 9 PM, seven days a week. If you leave a message on our answering machine, you will receive a call within one hour during the week, and two hours on the weekends. If your pet is experiencing a medical problem that cannot wait, or if it is after 9 PM, we recommend The University of Pennsylvania at 215-898-4680

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday10:00am – 2:00pm