Pet Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Pets need dental care, too! Bad breath can be a sign of periodontal disease, a commonly ignored problem for many pets.

We now recognize that dental disease can have serious impacts on the quality of life and health of our pets. The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at Tufts VETS offers a number of treatments from routine dental cleaning to more complicated procedures like root canals and orthodontics for your furry family members.

Your pet should have an annual oral examination at the time of his or her yearly wellness appointments. For many dogs and cats, yearly cleanings are enough to maintain their oral and dental health, and this routine dental care often can be provided by your regular veterinarian. However, some animals require more frequent or more advanced care.

We provide pre–procedural consultations with clients as well as phone consultations with referring veterinarians. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for your beloved companion.



  • Digital and conventional dental radiographs
  • Probing and charting of all the teeth
  • Biopsies of masses or other lesions

Periodontal Therapy

  • Routine cleanings which include scaling above and below the gum line and polishing
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Gingival contouring to reduce periodontal pockets
  • Extractions

Endodontic Therapy

  • Root canal therapy
  • Vital pulp therapy


  • Correction of malocclusions causing trauma

Treatment of Maxillofacial Trauma

  • Open or closed reduction and stabilization of jaw fractures
  • Treatment of luxated or avulsed teeth

Because all dental and oral surgery procedures must be done under anesthesia, a full pre–anesthetic work–up is required. You may bring in results from recent blood tests from your regular veterinarian as long as it is within 30 days of your appointment. We work closely with a board–certified anesthesiologist and highly trained certified veterinary technicians to make sure your pet’s anesthesia and recovery is as smooth as possible.

Dentistry & Oral Surgery Services at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
  • Referring Veterinarians
  • Tufts VETS offers many specialty services as an extension of the primary care veterinarian, and we recognize the important role we play in helping you provide optimum medical care for your clients and patients.
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  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Tufts VETS offers emergency and critical care services and surgeries around the clock for pets requiring immediate surgical intervention.
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