FAQ

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PET NEEDS A DENTAL?

Just lift your pet’s lip, and take a look!  It is time for us to perform a dental on your pet if they show any of the following signs:

  • Bad breath, one of the first signs of dental disease.
  • Decreased interest in foodFullSizeRender-2
  • Red, swollen or recessed gums
  • Difficulty eating (especially hard kibble)
  • Any pain associated with the mouth
  • Drooling (sometimes with blood)
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Excessive plaque and tartar buildup
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • White discharge (pus)

WHAT IS A GREEN DOG DENTAL?

Teeth cleaning under anesthesia is the gold standard of veterinary dentistry. However, there are instances in which anesthesia can be avoided.

Green Dog Dentals are performed when your pet is awake.  Pets are gently placed on their side, while the dental technician performs a complete oral exam with full dental charting.  Under veterinary supervision, your pet will receive a thorough dental scaling of the buccal and lingual surfaces, going beneath the gum lines, using a combination of ultrasonic (water tipped) and hand scaling techniques.  Lastly, each procedure finishes with a dental polish, which helps slow plaque accumulation and tartar buildup.

If it is determined that your pet is not a candidate for a Green Dog Dental, our on-site veterinarian will discuss those findings and options with you.

WHY SHOULD MY PET GET A GREEN DOG DENTAL?

Removing plaque and tartar (calculus) is essential in maintaining oral health by preventing the development of deeper rooted problems.  We believe that with biannual dental cleanings, and a few tips on how to better maintain your pets oral health, we can collectively lower the number of anesthetic procedure your pet will endure over their lifetime.  There is low risk in trying us!

Click here to read a study on this procedure done in the journal of Integrative Veterinary Care.

 

WHY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH IMPORTANT?

Not only is bad breath and tartar buildup unappealing, but its effects contribute to serious health complications in our pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 70-80% of dogs and cats show periodontal disease by the age of 3.

Dental disease is a reservoir for bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and cause secondary complications and disease to vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys and lungs.  Damage to these organs has been proven to decrease the lifespan of our pets.

With a good oral health program and biannual dental cleanings, we can better control bacteria from spreading beneath the gum line.   This helps prevent the development of gingivitis,  periodontitis (advanced gum disease) and other serious life-threatening illnesses.

WHAT IF MY PET IS TOO STRESSED, OR WHAT IF I PREFER FOR MY PET TO BE SEDATED?

After a brief consultation and veterinary exam, the on-site veterinarian will determine the candidacy of your pet for a sedated dental, known as a “twilight dental.”  This procedure incurs an additional cost, and takes approximately one hour to be completed.  This procedure is 100% non-anesthetic.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Pet dentals can range from 15 – 40 minutes, depending on the stage of dental disease, as well as pet cooperation.  Have a complimentary cup of coffee and enjoy the views from our cozy indoor/ outdoor waiting areas.  Take advantage of our convenient Ventura Boulevard location in Sherman Oaks!

DO YOU ALSO SEE CATS?

Yes! We welcome all canine and feline patients.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

In addition to non-anesthetic dentals (anesthesia free teeth cleaning), we also have a range of veterinary services available, including, but not limited to:

(By appointment only)

  • Low Cost Vaccinations
  • Nail Trims
  • Anal Gland Expressions
  • Oral & Topical Flea Medications
  • Microchipping
  • Ear Cleans, Flush and Medicate
  • Eye Flush and Medicate
  • Allergies/Skin infections
  • Simple Dental Extractions
  • Antibiotics
  • Discounted Blood Work
    • Full summary by one of our veterinarians emailed to you within 72 hours
      • Full wellness/senior panel (CBC/Chem 28/Including thyroid hormones
  • Vaccine blood titers (owners who hope to avoid vaccinations)
  • Heartworm Testing
  • Travel Certificates
  • Digital Full Body and Dental X-Ray
  • Abdominal ultrasounds

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE GREEN DOG DENTAL PROCESS?

After a brief consultation with our on-site veterinarian and nursing staff, your pet will be taken to the pet dental (treatment) area.  After an oral exam and dental charting, our veterinarian will determine whether your pet is a good candidate for the procedure. The dental scale and polish procedure is performed by placing your pet gently on their side. Depending on the degree of dental disease, age, and total health, a course of antibiotics may be recommended.  Following the dental, your pet’s dental findings and recommendations will be discussed with you by our on-site veterinarian.  We take pride in our knowledge, experience, professionalism and especially our gentle, compassionate way with pets in our care.

 

IS MY DOG A CANDIDATE FOR A GREEN DOG DENTAL?

Advanced dental disease, dental/tooth fractures, tooth root abscesses, oral masses, and other severe findings are commonly found during the veterinary consultation and oral exam.  These cases are not a candidate for our procedure, but our veterinarians have extensive experience in helping you develop an oral health plan to get your pet on the right track!

Schedule a dental consultation with one of our veterinarians and find out!

DO YOU HAVE DENTAL X-RAY?

Yes!  We are excited to announce that we have upgraded our system to a Scan X Duo, the most up to date and highest dental image quality available. The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) recommends that your pet receive regular dental radiographs every 12 months. We are now excited to offer this service to our clients!  

CAN YOU PERFORM DENTAL EXTRACTIONS?

Dental extractions are assessed on a case by case basis.  Options for your pet are based on various factors:  grade of tooth mobility, tooth location, number of roots involved, age, breed, current oral health status, etc.  Our veterinarians are passionate about dentistry, and are happy to help you develop a thorough and affordable oral health plan that best suits you and your pet!

Clinic Schedule

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@ Green Dog Main Facility @ 13907 Ventura Blvd., Suite #101 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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