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Dental and Oral Surgery General Information

Regular professional cleaning is important to keep your pet's teeth healthy.  We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line.  Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth. lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.  Safely administered anesthesia is offered to all patients to ensure the total comfort of your pet!  Below are the services Balfour Animal Hospital offers:

Diagnostic Testing

  • Assessment of dental diseases
  • Puppy evaluation of permanent teeth
  • Oral Tumors


  • Treatment for oral inflammation, including the diseases that cause discolored teeth (Calculus), bad breath, and red or bleeding gums
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Feline cervical line lesions

Oral Disease Signs and Symptoms

  • Bad breath
  • Red, bleeding, or swollen gums
  • Yellow or brown tooth discoloration
  • Loss of appetite/difficulty when eating
  • Drooling
  • Loose, missing, or broken teeth

Oral Surgery

  • Extractions of diseased teeth, including complex extractions
  • Tumor and cyst removal

Preventative Care

  • Professional teeth cleaning using an ultrasonic scaler