At the Animal Hospital of Verona, we provide state-of-the-art dentistry and oral surgery for pets. We pride ourselves on educating pet owners about dental care and disease prevention, and work closely with you and your pet.
Our dental operatory is equipped similarly to a human dental office. We have digital dental radiography and the most up-to-date surgical equipment for dogs and cats. Since our dental patients are treated under general anesthesia, we pay special attention to our anesthetic protocol, and customize anesthesia to the needs of your pet.
Dr. Hoelscher has undergone extensive training in advanced dental procedures in order to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. He offers many advanced procedures such as endodontics (root canal therapy), orthodontics, periodontics (treatment of the supporting structures of the teeth) as well as other oral surgical services.
Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Animal Hospital of Verona offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental exam for your dog or cat every year
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
- Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health