At the Animal Clinic at New Lenox, we provide state-of-the-art dentistry and oral surgery for pets. We pride ourselves on educating pet owners about dental care and disease prevention, and work closely with you and your pet.
Our dentistry equipment is similar to what you would find in a human dental office. We have digital dental radiography and the most up-to-date surgical equipment for dogs and cats. Since our dental patients are treated under general anesthesia, we pay special attention to our anesthetic protocol, and customize anesthesia to the needs of your pet.
Our veterinarians have undergone extensive training in advanced dental procedures in order to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible.
Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet’s long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop infection, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Animal Clinic at New Lenox offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Video Tutorial: How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth (Click image below to play video.)
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
- Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health