Efficient Dog & Cat Dental Care in Sarasota

At Gulf Gate Animal Hospital, our extensive team is ready to provide quality pet dentistry to the dogs and cats living in our community. We are animal lovers, just like you, and our practice has compassion and patience for people and pets alike. Our team understands that you worry about your animal companion's well-being. Let our seasoned veterinary team deliver accurate and efficient services that will help your pet enjoy a future with a healthier oral condition.

Our practice features four skilled veterinarians with vast combined experience ready to accommodate your needs and schedule. We use advanced technology to both diagnose and swiftly treat your pet's dental health. Our veterinarians and trusted staff boast a compassionate bedside manner and will work hard to deliver gentle and respectful Sarasota pet dentistry. Our goal is to treat your furry loved ones like family while leaving them with fresher breath and optimal oral health. Contact our practice today for quality dog and cat dental care!


Our Comprehensive Pet Dental Services

We offer a broad range of effective services, starting with a consultation and a pet wellness exam. Our focused team will run preliminary bloodwork and physical examinations. We will carefully check their mouth, teeth, and gums, working hard to determine if a dental procedure is the right choice for your pet and if they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia. After the exam, we will discuss options with you before scheduling a date for the procedure.

Our comprehensive dog and cat dental care includes services such as:

  • Oral Wellness Exams
  • Dental X-rays
  • Pet Teeth Cleanings
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Mass Removals
  • Dental Disease Treatments

Our Thorough Examination & Treatment Process

We know diagnosing and treating your pet's dental issues should be done swiftly and with care. Our practice takes a 7-step approach to comprehensive oral assessment and treatment to ensure optimal efficiency and accuracy. Our thorough dental process includes:

  • Step 1 - Veterinary Assessment: Our team will evaluate your pet's entire oral cavity and record any abnormalities to help us track deep pockets in the gums, any loose or damaged teeth, and tongue and lip lesions or growths.
  • Step 2 - Full Mouth Dental Radiographs: We will take radiographs of every tooth utilizing safe and noninvasive x-ray technology. This helps uncover problems such as infected or damaged teeth before we move forward with any dental procedures.
  • Step 3 - Supragingival Cleaning: Our veterinarians have a seasoned eye for detail when it comes to cat and dog dental cleanings. We will carefully remove all tartar and plaque visible above the gum line.
  • Step 4 - Subgingival Cleaning: Next, we will clean the hidden area that lies beneath the gum line. We believe this is the most important step in the cleaning process, as subgingival plaque is the leading cause of periodontal disease, which is one of the most common ailments diagnosed in pets.
  • Step 5 - Polishing: After we've removed plaque and calculus from your pet's mouth, it often causes a slight roughening on the surface of their teeth. This roughening increases the chances of more plaque and tartar buildup in the future. Rest assured, we follow all cleaning procedures with thorough polishing services to smooth the surface and protect their teeth for the long term.
  • Step 7 - Treatment: If we find any abnormalities during the assessment, we can provide a broad range of services, including tooth extractions, removal of infected bone, local antibiotic treatment for pockets found around the teeth, and mass removal for biopsy. We will never leave you in the dark regarding anything we find and our treatment recommendations moving forward.
  • Step 8 - Home Care for Dogs and Cats: If your pet underwent a tooth extraction or other more involved dental procedure, we can provide antibiotics and pain medications to help their recovery process be comfortable and productive. We believe prevention is key to optimal oral health. Our compassionate veterinary team will finish your visit by explaining measures that can help slow the development of future oral diseases.

Reliable & Trusted Sarasota Pet Dentistry

At Gulf Gate Animal Hospital, our skilled veterinary team takes a comprehensive approach to pet dentistry. We leverage decades of experience and advanced technology to diagnose and treat your pet's dental needs. Let our compassionate veterinarians help your precious cats and dogs enjoy a future free of the constraints of oral pain, discomfort, and infection.

We are ready and able to provide reliable Sarasota pet dentistry that you can rely on. Your pets deserve compassionate and accurate dental services helping to refresh their oral condition and protect it for years to come. Contact our practice today and receive a consultation!



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