Dental Care

Proper oral hygiene is one of the foundations of the overall health of every pet. And yet, at Danner Veterinary Hospital, we find that dental care is one of the most neglected aspects of pet health. Serving pets in South Tulsa, Jenks, and Bixby, Oklahoma, Dr. Dan Danner has taken dental care to a whole new level for both companion and exotic animals.

Dr. Danner does whatever it takes to ensure that he is delivering proper oral healthcare to dogs and cats, as well as to exotics such as monkeys, lions, and tigers. He has consulted with human pediatric dentists, for example, in order to gain a better perspective on the needs and requirements of monkeys and to provide more advanced dental care for them. He has done root canal reconstruction on tigers in order to save their teeth so they can continue to eat properly. This in-depth care and effort is applied to all of his patients, no matter what their species. When you put his skills together with his vast experience, you know your animal is receiving the highest quality care available.

Danner Veterinary Hospital offers advanced dentistry services including ultrasonic dental cleaning and polishing, extractions, root canals, tooth repairs, and oral surgeries. Our facility houses state-of-the-art technology including a digital radiography that enables us to check for tooth fractures and oral tumors, periodontal disease, abscesses, and resorption. Since most dental procedures require sedation, we perform blood work analysis prior to administering anesthesia to screen for any abnormalities or conditions that may be problematic. We monitor vital signs such as oxygen levels, heart rate, and blood pressure throughout every procedure and afterwards as a safety precaution.

At Danner Veterinary Hospital, we recommend initiating regular dental cleaning and exams when your pets are young to prevent the development of periodontal disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth in between cleanings and supplying them with oral hygiene chews are additional preventive measures.

If you notice your animals illustrating the following symptoms, they may be suffering from periodontal disease. Please call and schedule a dental examination and evaluation at Danner Veterinary Hospital today.

  • 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