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Pet Dental Cleaning Package $799
Now $449

Dental disease can kill.
Healthy mouth, longer lifespan.


Did You Know

75% or more

Of the health problems seen by
vets have ties to dental disease.

80% of dogs

Have some form of dental
disease by the age of 3.

70% of cats

Have some form of dental
disease by the age of 3.

Did You Know

Our Process

Dental cleanings help treat tartar and prevent advanced dental disease. Heres our 5 steps to a happier, healthier mouth.

Step #1:  We check for tartar

First visit: After a complete oral exam, our vet team will recommend a dental cleaning if needed. Then we'll proceed to schedule your pet's procedure on a different day.

Step #2:  Start with anesthesia

Second visit: Pets won’t sit still with their mouths open, so dental cleanings happen under anesthesia. Before we start, we run a pre-anesthetic exam w/ blood testing including a complete blood count, internal organ screens, and electrolyte infusions.

Step #3:  Let the cleaning begin

A professional dental cleaning includes ultrasonic dental cleaning, tooth polishing, and hand scaling above and below the gum line.

During the procedure, we constantly monitor your BFF’s vitals to ensure they are safe and comfortable.

Step #4:  We stay in touch

Although you won’t be there with your pet, you can expect updates for any additional recommendations during the procedure. These may include:
  • Dental x-rays
  • Extraction of diseased teeth
  • Local anesthetic injections for pain (nerve blocks)
  • Oral surgery
  • Post-cleaning rinse with an oral care solution

Step #5:  Time to go home

After the dental, we continue to monitor your pet through anesthetic recovery. A staff member will call when your pet is ready to head home with nice clean teeth.

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Dental Disease Stages

Stage 1: Gingivitis

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Stage 2: Tartar

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Stage 3: Periodontal Disease

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Stage 4: Advanced Periodontal Disease

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Dental cleanings start just like yours. An oral exam is performed, full-mouth radiographs are taken, teeth are scaled and polished, and we remove calculus from the tooth’s surface and under gum lines. We then probe the teeth to measure the pockets that exist under the gum lines. If teeth are very unhealthy, we remove them. There is often pain and risk of infection associated with diseased teeth. What we have heard from our clients is that pets seem brighter, eat better, and look happier after a dental cleaning with us!

Dental extractions are when we remove teeth during a dental cleaning procedure. Teeth need to be removed if the tooth is broken, if the inner part of the tooth called the pulp or dentin is exposed, if the tooth is mobile (wiggly), if the tooth is dead, or if we see evidence of infection. We always hope to take out as few teeth as possible, but after taking dental x-rays, we sometimes find some bad surprises lurking under the gum lines.

A dental cleaning starts with counting and charting all the teeth. We then take full mouth dental x-rays. After that, we clean the teeth with ultrasonic scalers, and lastly polish the teeth.

If your pet doesn’t require extractions, the process takes under 1 hour. If we do need to perform extractions or your pet has dental disease, however, it will take longer. During the entire dental cleaning, we will keep you informed.

In dogs and cats, we remove teeth because:

  • Teeth have been fractured (after chewing on an antler or rocks, for example).
  • Your pet still has baby teeth.
  • Teeth have an abscess or pocket of infection at the root.
  • Teeth never erupted (these can cause dangerous cysts).
  • Teeth are dead causing infection or pain.
  • Teeth are mobile and is a source of infection and discomfort.
  • Bad breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • Teeth are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Abnormal chewing or drooling.
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling around the mouth

The pricing for dental care will vary for each pet based on the situation. To inquire about pricing, please submit a dental inquiry and our dental concierge will contact you with details.

Every pet is required to have a pre-operative appointment. This will consist of a full physical exam and medical history review. We do this to ensure your pet is ready to undergo the anesthesia necessary for the procedure, and that we are aligned on which (if any) teeth need to be removed.

It’s important you ease into a tooth brushing routine. Start by getting your pet comfortable with your hands near their mouth. Brush your pet’s teeth every day, and make sure to reward them after every session. Learn how to brush your dog’s teeth here and how to brush your cat’s teeth here.

Yes, your pet will be under full anesthesia. This protects your pet’s airways while our team uses sharp instruments and a steady flow of water in your pet’s mouth. If you have more questions about this, you can call one of our veterinary hospitals.

Yes, dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Over 68% of all pets over the age of three have some form of periodontal or dental disease. Most pets will show few signs of dental disease.

Periodontal disease is the inflammation or infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth. Accumulation of tartar and calculus on the teeth contributes to gum recession around the base of the tooth. Left untreated, infection can spread into the tooth socket, and ultimately the tooth loosens and falls out.

Because 2⁄3 of the tooth is under the gumline, we perform dental radiographs for every patient to ensure the health of the entire tooth. Dental radiographs can reveal things like abscesses, bone loss, unerupted teeth and more.

At Bond Vet, our health care team is Free-Fear certified. This means that we have additional training that allows us to prevent & alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in all of our patients.

Regarding the dental procedures, our veterinarians use therapies that are tailored to individual patients – this ensures that they are low-stress and pain-free.

We understand how frustrating that is, and we are eager to collaborate with you on ways to achieve dental health care at home. Start with rewarding your pet for letting you touch his/her mouth, and slowly (using positive reinforcement with a high value treat) work your way up to brushing.

Would you be interested in scheduling a tooth-brushing demonstration with a technician? At that time we can also discuss alternatives to brushing such as certain treats, and water additives.

Dental packages for
a healthy mouth

Starting from just $499