PET DENTISTRY

Our Rancho Bernardo Veterinarian Is Your Source for Pet Dentistry

Dental problems in pets are more common than many owners realize.  Our veterinarian suggest an annual dental exam to prevent a buildup of plaque and tartar.  While performing your pet’s dental cleaning, our veterinarian will also evaluate the overall oral health of your animal.

Our Pet Dentistry Services

Our pet dentistry services include everything from your pet’s routine annual cleaning, examination for tartar and other oral health concerns, and tooth extractions to remove a broken or severely decayed tooth.  We’ll examine your pet’s teeth for discoloration as well.  Grey, reddened, inflamed, pink or tan teeth can potentially indicate bacterial growth or enamel issues.

Dr. Stephens will report her findings during your pet’s exam and discuss the appropriate course of treatment for your pet.  We strive to offer exceptional care for your pet in a stress free environment. During your pet’s visit, he will receive safe anesthesia to help keep him relaxed; anesthesia allows our staff to remove tartar that occurs above the gumline and would be otherwise difficult to reach. Sedation also allows us to carefully inspect all aspects of your pet’s oral health without your pet becoming distressed.  Dr. Stephens will pay special attention to fractured teeth that result from hard chewing, as fractures allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth and grow inside.  We will also inspect your pet’s gums for signs of periodontal disease.

Many owners only know something is wrong when they observe changes in their pet’s behavior, at which point their pet is most likely in pain.  Routine dental visits can reduce the likelihood of a bacterial infection happening in the first place, or at least stop it from spreading to your animal’s organs.  The small amount of discomfort that may result after a dental cleaning or procedure can prevent a systemic infection or other serious issues – so an annual dental cleaning is definitely an important appointment!

Many owners report their pet experiences foul breath.  This may be due to dietary choices or bacteria.  Regular maintenance that includes anti-plaque treatments along with regular brushing can significantly improve your pet’s breath.

Our Rancho Bernardo veterinarian understands that brushing at home can be challenging.  Because we suggest brushing your pet’s teeth on a daily basis, we are happy to offer tips during your pet’s in-office cleaning.  We can also answer any questions you may have about how your pet’s diet can benefit their oral health.

To make pet dental appointment today, give us a call at 858-451-1700.

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Testimonials

Dr. Stevens was not in and the Doctor that took care of Bambi was wonderful. He was so gentle with her and took the time to explain all that he found in his examination. He was only substituting for Dr. Stevens but I would like to thank him for his help. She is doing just fine now. Off hand I don't remember his name but he was a young man, wore glasses and had a French accent.

mariad, San Diego

5.0
2014-03-25T20:06:55+00:00

mariad, San Diego

Dr. Stevens was not in and the Doctor that took care of Bambi was wonderful. He was so gentle with her and took the time to explain all that he found in his examination. He was only substituting for Dr. Stevens but I would like to thank him for his help. She is doing just fine now. Off hand I don't remember his name but he was a young man, wore glasses and had a French accent.
The service was considerate of my pets and my experience as well. Jessica explained the services that would help keep my pets in good health, she helped me set up maintenance appointments.

elizabethsSan Diego

5.0
2014-04-11T20:08:49+00:00

elizabethsSan Diego

The service was considerate of my pets and my experience as well. Jessica explained the services that would help keep my pets in good health, she helped me set up maintenance appointments.
I loved the people who worked there they treated Rowdy with love and understanding. Thank you.

amandajSan Diego

4.0
2014-04-29T20:18:30+00:00

amandajSan Diego

I loved the people who worked there they treated Rowdy with love and understanding. Thank you.
I like the helpful information on the site, it is helpful.

mariylnb, San Diego

5.0
2014-05-20T20:19:21+00:00

mariylnb, San Diego

I like the helpful information on the site, it is helpful.
Toby displayed a shaking of the head for some time. Only in our wellness visit did I learn that the growth of the hair in his ears lead to an undisclosed ear infection. Thanks to the doctor's vigilance did I learn of the problem. Thanks Dr. Stevens.

joycef, San Diego

5.0
2014-05-07T20:19:49+00:00

joycef, San Diego

Toby displayed a shaking of the head for some time. Only in our wellness visit did I learn that the growth of the hair in his ears lead to an undisclosed ear infection. Thanks to the doctor's vigilance did I learn of the problem. Thanks Dr. Stevens.
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