Prevent Dental Disease With our Dental Care Services
Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions among pets today. Research suggests that most dogs and cats over age 3 have some form of dental disease. However, this condition is completely preventable.
If your pet exhibits any of the following, he or she may be suffering from dental disease and should be examined by one our veterinarians:
- Bad breath
- Swollen or red gums
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Missing or cracked/chipped teeth
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to more serious, painful health conditions, such as kidney failure, liver failure, or heart disease.
Our Dental Care Services
At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we recommend a three-step approach to caring for your pet’s oral health:
- Annual exams
Beginning at age 1, your pet will receive a dental exam during his or her wellness visit. We may order dental x-rays to examine the teeth and gum line. You will be notified if surgery, extraction, or other advanced procedures are required.
- Routine cleanings
Once the exam is completed and anesthesia has been administered, the veterinarian will begin to clean your pet’s teeth and the area below the gum line. This is something that only a veterinarian is licensed to perform. Groomers may claim they have cleaned your pet’s teeth, but, at best, this is only a very superficial cleaning. Our veterinarians also scale and polish the crown of each tooth to remove buildup from tartar and plaque.
- Home dental care
Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup. In addition, chew toys and treats can also help combat dental disease.
We invite you to review the following online resources to support your pet’s dental health:
Do not ignore your pet’s oral health. Get the dental care they need today!
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
Save 10% on Heartworm Preventatives This April!
Best friends deserve the best care! Protect your pets with an annual heartworm test as well as a monthly preventative. Through April 30th, save 10% on Heartworm Preventatives. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer.
Sign Up for Training TODAY!
Training is back! We are excited to offer Puppy Class for dogs under 4 months where students learn socialization. Basic Manners Class will be offered for dogs 4 months and older focusing on manners and training basics (sit, down, etc.)
See below for the 6-week class schedule and give us a call at 630.530.1900 to register or with any questions! Students must be up to date on their vaccines prior to class start date!