Killingworth Animal Hospital

Please note, we have switched to a NEW PHONE SYSTEM. Our only active phone number is 860-663-3003.  -4/3/23-

Dentistry Procedures

Our veterinarians recommend dental procedures for preventative and clinical reasons.  Toxins in the mouth can be absorbed into the bloodstream and affect the kidneys, liver, and other vital organs.  Some animals that are experiencing decreased appetite, difficulty eating and chewing,  and/or pain/discomfort may have issues with their gums and teeth.

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During your pet's dentistry, an ultrasonic scaler is used to remove tartar and plaque from their teeth and gum-line. At that time, your veterinarian will determine if any teeth need to be extracted. Some reasons for extractions include root exposure, unstable teeth due to the loss of supportive structures, and fractured or abscessed teeth. Next, your pet's teeth will be polished before a fluoride treatment is performed. Lastly, a barrier sealant called Oravet will be applied. This will create an invisible barrier to help prevent plaque-forming bacteria from attaching.

For continuing dental care, we recommend brushing your pet's teeth at least three time weekly. We also have a variety of different prescription dental diets, dental chews, and oral rinses.

Our Dental Products

To the right is some of our recommended products:

  • Hill's prescription diet T/D for dogs and cats.
  • DentalHex oral rinse
  • OraVet dental chews
  • CET Toothpaste
  • CET Toothbrushes
  • Enzadent toothpaste and finger brush

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about these products*