Mesa Veterinary Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Pet Dentistry

How can we help you?

You love your pet and want the best veterinary care available for them. Of course, making the right decision is also important, which is why we share information to help you make informed decisions about everything from routine procedures like immunizations and spay or neuter procedures to deciding whether surgery is the right choice for your pet.

We spend plenty of time with our pet parents and invite you to ask questions that help you feel confident in your pet’s medical care. Some of our most common questions are listed here. If you don’t see yours, please contact Mesa Veterinary Hospital, and one of our helpful team members will be sure to take care of you.

Pet Dentistry

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.

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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.