Veterinary Specialty – Dentistry
Your pet may be referred to us by your family veterinarian for advanced dental care that requires specialized diagnostic and treatment. We provide a wide range of advanced pet dental care for cats and dogs, including advanced periodontal care, oral surgery, oral cancer, jaw and teeth fractures, malocclusion and oral inflammation at our specialty center, Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care. We also offer restorative services, such as root canal treatment and crown therapy.
Our primary emphasis is making sure your pet gets the best advanced oral care with as much comfort and safety as possible. Our dental team utilizes advanced dental technologies and the latest techniques to accurately diagnose, repair, and restore your pet’s oral health. Advanced veterinary dental services include:
- Periodontics and Periodontal Therapies, including root planning, gingival curettage, periodontal flaps, regenerative surgery, gingivectomy or gingivoplasty–to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect the gums and tooth support structures, such as periodontal disease, feline stomatitis and odontoclastic resorptive lesions.
- Endodontics or Root Canal Therapy, to treat diseased or injured pulp (the delicate tissue inside the tooth).
- Tooth Restoration, to repair and/or reconstruct damaged teeth and roots with the use of crowns and fillings.
- Oral Surgery:
- Oral Oncology (oral cancer)
- Maxillofacial Trauma (jaw fractures, tumors)
- Palate Defects (cleft palate)
- Difficult Extractions
- Orthodontics,to prevent and repair malocclusions, or improper bite (braces).
Our Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care has a suite of pre-and post-treatment diagnostic modalities for the accurate evaluation of your pet’s health condition. These include dental digital x-rays, ultrasound, and high-definition CT scanning. The safety and comfort of your canine or feline companion is a top priority during examination and treatment.
General anesthesia is required for the advanced dental care and surgery your pet may need. We recommend CBC and chemistry blood tests be performed prior to your pet’s dental procedure to ensure your dog or cat is a good candidate for anesthesia. Your pet will be closely monitored for circulation, oxygenation, ventilation, carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure and temperature by a skilled licensed veterinary technician before, during, and after anesthesia.
If you have any questions about our specialized pet dental care, please give us a call.
If your pet is experiencing a dental emergency, please call us or bring your pet directly to our emergency hospital, Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic & 24 hr Emergency Center.
Advanced Dental Services are available at our Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care by appointment. Please call 631-923-2530 for more information or to book an appointment.