Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Why does my pet need a dental cleaning?

Gum disease and tooth loss can have a severe, negative impact on your dog or cat’s overall health. Oral health and systemic health are closely linked, and pets that have periodontal (gum) disease may have complications with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, or diabetes.

Non-anesthetic dental cleanings, available through mobile services or at pet stores, do not effectively remove the tartar below the gums and cannot accommodate endodontic or oral surgery treatments, which are often part of keeping your pet’s mouth healthy when you seek treatment at Mesa Veterinary Hospital.

Our vets are experienced in providing comprehensive oral care to dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, and other types of animals as part of our comprehensive approach to animal medicine.

We employ every precaution to ensure your pet can be anesthetized safely, including analyzing blood work and monitoring their vitals. Your pet will be relaxed and comfortable in our surgery suite and monitored during and after their procedure.

At your pet’s annual exam, we will determine if your pet might benefit from a dental cleaning. We provide comprehensive pet dental care for our Golden, West Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and Arvada pet patients.

Give us a call if your pet experiences facial swelling or has trouble eating as these can be signs of painful oral conditions.

Mesa will remain OPEN during our normal business hours. However, out of an abundance of caution and to do our part to help protect the community from further spread of COVID-19, the decision has been made that for the time being and starting Tuesday March 17th, we will no longer be allowing clients inside of the hospital building (with the exception of scheduled humane euthanasia appointments). Please see our FAQ page for more detailed information about how we will be carrying out our appointments.