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Pet Dental Care

Miller Animal Hospital provides comprehensive dental care services for cats and dogs in Rensselaer County, NY. Your pet’s oral health is an important part of their wellbeing. Poor oral hygiene can permanently damage teeth and gums and significantly impact your pet’s overall quality of life.

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Our pets are experts at hiding pain and often behave as if everything is fine even when they are experiencing dental issues. Our experienced team will closely examine your pet’s teeth and gums during their routine wellness exam to check for loose teeth and/or gum inflammation, and to determine if additional dental care is needed. We also provide dental chews and offer tips on how to brush your pet’s teeth at home (regular brushing is one of the best ways to prevent plaque and tartar buildup).

At Miller Animal Hospital, our full-service dental exams take place under general anesthesia to ensure your pet does not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure. We provide pre-anesthetic bloodwork before the exam, and you can rest assured that we carefully monitor your pet’s vitals and maintain hydration with IV fluids throughout the procedure.

During the dental exam, we thoroughly brush your pet’s teeth above and below the gum line, followed by ultrasonic scaling, and teeth polishing to help prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. We use digital dental X-rays to fully examine the oral cavity for any signs of gum disease. Miller Animal Hospital also provides oral surgery services including tooth extractions, growth removals, and abscess treatment.

To learn more about our dental care services, please contact us or schedule an appointment.