1317 Bayswater Ave.,   Burlingame, CA   94010
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Burlingame, California Pet Dental Care

Dental Care for Your PetPets have dental diseases and problems just like people do. Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings at Camino Real Pet Clinic combined with good dental hygiene at home can increase your pet's health, vitality and well-being and help ensure your pet leads the best life possible.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. To be sure you are doing all you can to protect your pet's health and keep him or her feeling great, please make regular dental examinations and cleanings a part of your pet's preventive care plan.

Your Pet's Dental Examination at Camino Real Pet Clinic

Our veterinarians and medical team believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup. At our veterinary hospital in Burlingame, your pet's dental appointment includes:

  • Oral examination under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Full-mouth digital X-rays
  • Supra and subgingival ultrasonic scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation

Should we find any issues such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis or excessive plaque buildup, we discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. To best meet your pet's needs, we also perform surgical extractions, followed by postoperative X-rays to confirm complete root removal. Should your pet require a root canal, we can provide you with a referral.

We take "Before" and "After" photos of you pet's teeth so you can see the difference that teeth cleaning makes.

In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

The veterinary staff at Camino Real Pet Clinic recommend that you check your pet's teeth regularly at home for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important act you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask a staff member at Camino Real Pet Clinic for instructions.

Dental Before and After Cleaning


Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath — one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of tartar on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Camino Real Pet Clinic today at (650) 344-5711 for an appointment. Your pet does not need to spend any more time experiencing oral discomfort.

If you would like more information about the San Mateo County pet dental services that Camino Real Pet Clinic offers for your dog or cat or to schedule an appointment at our animal hospital in Burlingame, please send us an email or call (650) 344-5711.