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Dental Care Services for Pets

Our veterinary team has specialized skills that allow us to perform routine dental exams or more complicated dental surgeries. We highly recommend your pet book routine dental appointments so we can check their oral health. Just like you need regular trips to the dentist, don’t forget to book your pet’s yearly visit with us at 416.941.8920.

What does a veterinary dental exam include?

During your pet’s routine dental exam, we’ll assess their oral health to ensure they don’t have any underlying issues like dental disease. We’ll use our digital X-ray (radiographs) technology which might help us to locate and treat dental disease in its early stages. The earlier we identify it, the less likely we will need to do extractions. Our dental radiographs use advanced technology with gentle, lower radiation. In addition to the support of Dr. Gaby, a lifetime member of the Veterinary Dental Academy, our team of experts regularly participates in continuing education to support a range of dentistry needs.

How can I tell if my pet has dental disease?

Your pet’s dental disease might progress without symptoms. Our radiographs help us to look below seemingly normal gums and detect any severe bone loss, which could be a sign of dental disease. Signs you might look out for are red, swollen or bleeding gums, tartar at the gum line and bad breath. Periodontal disease and gingivitis are caused by plaque bacteria. If plaque enters the bloodstream through bleeding gums, it could cause inflammation throughout the body and negatively affect other internal systems.

What type of dental procedures do you perform?

In addition to routine dental cleaning and polishing, we perform a wide range of other procedures. We perform extractions, which correct tooth crowding, provide tooth rotation or remove diseased teeth that cannot be salvaged. We can also provide your pet with oral surgeries like mass removal, gum repairs, bone grafts after root planning – in attempts to save teeth with evidence of early periodontal disease. In some cases where more specialized skill sets for procedures like root canals and bonding are needed, we may refer you to a board-certified veterinary dentist.

Last updated: January 19, 2022.

Due to the shortage of staff at the clinic this week, we have special operating hours.

Wednesday, Jan 19 – 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm
Thursday, Jan 20 – 8:30 until 2:30 pm
Friday, Jan 21 – 8:00 am at 4:00 pm

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • We are operating under a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • We require a 24 hr cancellation notice for appointments during this time. A cancellation fee will be applied otherwise.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home).
  • Parking is available in our parking lot (behind the clinic) as well as on the street.
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Bay Cat & Dog Hospital