Dental Care

Our goal at the Sylvan Lake Veterinary clinic is to offer the gold standard of veterinary dental health care with an emphasis on prevention, education and the promotion of oral health care.

We believe that every animal has the right to a pain free mouth and will work with our clients and their pets to ensure that this is a reality.

In the event that a pet develops oral disease we offer an exceptional standard of treatment options including highly trained staff and top of the line equipment. We consult with board certified veterinary dentists and can refer patients to them for specialized procedures.

What dental care services do we offer?

Our veterinarian Dr Andrew Hodges performs the majority of our dental surgeries.

Here at Sylvan Lake Veterinary Clinic we are pleased to be able to offer the following dental care for your pets whilst they are under a general anesthetic;

  • Dental X-rays

  • Charting

  • Cleaning/Polishing

  • Dental Surgery incl. extractions

How often should I get my pets teeth looked at?

There are many examples of when you should get your pets teeth looked at.

During yearly wellness exams or at the time of vaccinations is a perfect time to have a veterinarian examine your pets mouth. They will be able to identify any potential problems with your pets teeth.

You should also be aware of the potential for dental disease. Generally speaking, smaller dogs are more prone to dental disease than others, meaning that a dental exam every 6 months is a good idea to ensure your pet stays happy and healthy.

Your pets mouth is the gateway to the rest of their body. Untreated dental disease can quickly escalate into more problems long-term.

A bit about Dr Andrew Hodges

Dr. Hodges performs all of our dental surgeries.

Dr Hodges brings a wealth of dentistry knowledge to our

small practice, and is an active member of the American

Veterinary Dental Society, having joined them in 2007 following

his 5 day intensive small animal veterinary dentistry course with

the North American Veterinary Conference Institute.

 Each year he has taken various steps to increase the therapeutic options he could offer, inclusive of; orthodontics, maxillofacial fracture repair, periodontal surgery, and restoratives. 

Dr. Hodges is exceptionally passionate about veterinary dentistry and proud to offer quality veterinary dental care in our community.

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Click the links below to learn more about veterinary dentistry!

Our Equipment

Fractured Teeth

Dental Disease

Tooth Resoprtion

Developmental Abnormalities

How to clean your pets teeth