Dentistry Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1965

Veterinary Dentistry in Des Moines, WA

Protect Your Pet’s Smile with Outstanding Dental Care

Your pet’s mouth needs the same quality of care as the rest of their body. At Marine View Veterinary Hospital, we offer a full suite of dental services. We are American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited, which means we have both the training and equipment to ensure your pet’s oral health is well taken care of. During their routine wellness exams, your veterinarian in Des Moines will take a look at your pet’s mouth, teeth, and jaw. If we notice any issues, we may recommend additional dental services and we’ll let you know right away.

Regular dental care is an essential part of your pet’s health. Call (206) 202-3336 or contact us online to book an appointment with our veterinary team today.

Periodontal Disease & Your Pet

The most common disease affecting cats and dogs is periodontal disease, a dental illness that involves the infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place. It is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque, a bacterial film, accumulates and hardens when it dies, creating additional surfaces for even more plaque buildup. Regular brushing can dislodge plaque and prevent the disease from taking root. However, if left untreated, the plaque can move below the gumline and cause infection, which can lead to pain, inflammation, and loss of teeth. More advanced stages of periodontal disease can result in permanent damage to the bones of the jaw.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Blood in the saliva or water dish
  • Difficulty eating
  • Excessive drooling
  • Loose teeth

If you notice your pet’s breath is smellier than usual, don’t wait! Bring them in to Marine View Veterinary Hospital for a checkup. We’ll make sure their mouth gets the treatment they need.

Professional Dental Cleanings

Once the plaque buildup moves below the gumline and infects the tissues surrounding your pet’s teeth, normal brushing won’t be enough to fully dislodge it. Professional dental cleaning under anesthesia is the only thing that will get your pet’s smile sparkling again.

At Marine View Veterinary Hospital, our surgical suite is fully equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring technology to keep your pet safe throughout the dental cleaning. Your veterinarian in Des Moines will use tools similar to those used by human dentists to scale and polish your pet’s teeth, effectively removing plaque and restoring their pearly whites. We will also apply an anti-plaque treatment to protect your pet’s teeth from future buildup.

After your pet’s dental cleaning, our team will help you learn how to take care of your pet’s teeth at home. Maintenance is key to good oral health! It’s also important that you continue to bring your pet in for regular wellness exams so that we can keep tabs on their dental health.

Questions about dental care at Marine View Veterinary Hospital? Call (206) 202-3336 or contact us online for more information.

Pawsatively Raving Reviews

  • “Wonderful staff, really the best I’ve experienced in my 25+ years of having pets. Keep up the great customer service and compassionate care.”

    - Marie
  • “I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else! I love the being heard and being asked fact finding questions to ensure my animals health is perfect. I love coming here and I love how amazingly nice the entire staff is!”

    - Shayna
  • “The level of service and quality of patient care is unmatched in my experience. JuJu Bee is always treated kindly and is always thoroughly examined. The front desk staff is exceptional and so understanding and accommodating.”

    - Angel
  • “Excellent clinic. Takes time giving exam advice. advice, and genuine care about both pet and owner.”

    - Katherine
  • “We loved that the doctor took so much time with our shy boy Duke and Duke actually gave him kisses, which he’s never done to new friends!! Thank you for being so patient and keeping our bill at a reasonable price!!”

    - Claudia

Why Choose Us?

  • The Finest In Veterinary Care Since 1965
  • We Treat Our Clients & Their Pets Like Family
  • We Provide the Highest Standard of Care & Compassion
  • Outstanding Customer Service from Front to Back
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!