Dental Care

Complete Oral Health Care

Did you know that almost 85% of all pets have some degree of dental disease by the age of three years? Tartar can harbor bacteria that are harmful to the bone and gum tissues resulting in loose and painful teeth. Gingivitis (inflammation of the gum tissue) is typically reversible. Unfortunately, bone loss is not. Regular dental cleanings can help reduce periodontal bone loss and prevent loose teeth.

Some signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Discolored teeth, broken, or loose teeth
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Difficulty chewing or reluctance to play with chew toys

At Breckenridge Animal Hospital, we feel that a healthy mouth leads to a happier, healthier pet. We regularly perform routine dental prophylaxis using high speed and ultra sonic instruments. However, we are also able to do advanced procedures, such as extractions of loose/broken teeth, treatment of gingival hyperplasia, and management of other oral disease processes.

During a dental procedure, we will also perform a thorough oral exam and utilize digital dental radiographs (x-rays) to evaluate for diseased teeth or other oral pathology. 

The importance of digital x-rays during dental procedures can be seen by following the link.

Anesthesia is necessary when performing a dental procedure so that the teeth can be adequately evaluated and cleaned. As part of our standard for optimal pet care, all dentals include IV catheter placement, and cardiopulmonary monitoring during the procedure. We also use pain management procedures, and oral pain medication to alleviate any discomfort at home.

Routine dentals, in conjunction with appropriate at-home dental care will help your pet have fresh breath and keep teeth as healthy as possible. While brushing the teeth is the best way to slow down tartar build-up and prevent dental disease, we also offer several other at-home care options, including:

‚ÄčOravet Gel Application and Take Home Care Kit
PerioSupport from Vetri-Science
 

A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet!

Preventive Care Plans Are Here

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • ""The entire office staff and doctor are the greatest. I am very confident with taking my animal to them. Have been going to this office for over 20 yrs. Very pleased.""
    Joyce & Genef, Louisville

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Lost Pets

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

    Read More
  • Should You Leave Your Cat Alone for a Long Weekend?

    So you have a trip planned for the weekend, but what should you do with your cat? Learn how to best care for your cat while you're away. ...

    Read More
  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

    Read More
  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

    Read More
  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles