Veterinary Dentistry


Veterinary Dentistry

Staten Island Veterinary dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions, and oral surgery.

Dental care is one of the most neglected pet health needs. Puppies and  kittens can become accustomed to proper dental care by periodic brushing  with a pet toothpaste. Peridontal disease is very common in older dogs  and causes bad breath, and often serious infections. A dental exam can  determine whether your pet needs preventive dental care such as scaling,  polishing, and antibiotics. 

  • Oral disease is the most common health problem treated in small animal clinics today.
  • An oral examination and dental prophylaxis is recommended annually for all adult dogs and cats.



Puppies develop 28 temporary teeth at two to three weeks of age. Their 42 permanent teeth emerge at about four months.
Studies show that by age 3, 80 percent of dogs exhibit signs of gum disease.
Small dog breeds are more likely than large breeds to develop periodontal disease. Canine dentistry experts believe this is because the teeth of small dogs often are too large for their mouths, forcing the teeth closer together.

Kittens have about 26 temporary teeth at two to three weeks of age. Their 30 permanent teeth erupt at about three to four months.
According to studies, about 70 percent of cats have signs of gum disease by age 3.
Cervical line lesions are the most common tooth disease in domestic cats. Studies show that about 28 percent of domestic cats develop at least one of these painful lesions during their lifetime.

Call the Staten Island Veterinary Group for any further information.

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