Dental Care

Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital provides dental care services for pets in Mancos, Colorado and the nearby Four Corners area. Our dental services include cleaning, polishing, and overall assessment, as well as extractions and recommendations for at-home dental care.

Dental care for pets is just as important as it is for humans. Like people, pets develop tartar and plaque deposits on their teeth if they do not receive routine cleanings and examinations from a qualified veterinarian and regular at-home care. Neglecting your pet’s oral hygiene can lead to periodontal disease involving problems with teeth and gums. Once periodontal disease is established, the constant exposure to these bacteria can potentially cause damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys.

With routine dental examinations and cleanings, along with following good oral hygiene habits at home, you can typically extend the life of your pet by several years.

If you have never had your pet’s dental condition checked, or if you notice your pet exhibiting any of the following conditions, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a dental care appointment:

  • Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Gum recession and/or gum swelling
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Pawing at the face or mouth
  • Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
  • Swelling of the face
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Weight loss