La Quinta Pet Hospital

78555 HWY 111
La Quinta, CA 92253


Advanced Dentistry


To manage your pet’s dental health, it is important to keep your pet comfortable and safe. Most people deny giving their pets the best dental care because they are afraid to have their pet undergo anesthesia. But did you know that having someone working in your pet’s mouth without anesthesia is more painful and stressful to you pet?

While your pet is under anesthesia we are able to remove the calculus below the gum line, clean and polish around each tooth. Bacteria grows below the gum line and far into the back of the mouth. The calculus below the gum line cannot be removed while your pet is awake and it is the gingivitis and periodontitis that leads to bad breath, internal disease, and tooth loss.

Once periodontal disease has resulted in teeth being loose, or when decay or broken crowns mandate further attention, we will perform oral X-rays to assess a final diagnosis. Most times extraction of diseased teeth is recommended. However, in select cases a root canal treatment might be an available option to save your pet's tooth. Ask us if endodontic treatment might be a suitable alternative for your pet.