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22-22 154th Street,
Whitestone, NY 11357

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Dental Care

Dental disease is the most common health issue amongst pets. Thus, regular dental care is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy. We offer dental exams with every regular wellness visit. We also recommend you regularly help your pet keep their teeth healthy whether it be through manually brushing their teeth or through specific dental chews.

We offer routine dental procedures, such as dental cleanings and extractions. Our professional dental cleanings include:

  • Thorough tooth examination to check for mobility and fractures
  • A complete ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar
  • Polishing with a special paste to smooth the tooth enamel
  • X-rays to examine the teeth, roots and bones

Our routine dental cleanings are done while your pet is under anesthesia so we will perform simple blood tests prior to the cleaning to confirm that your pet is a good candidate for anesthesia. Our technicians will monitor your pet’s vitals throughout the entire procedure as well to ensure that there are no complications.

At-Home Dental Care

To hinder the build-up of tartar and plaque and help your pet maintain a healthy mouth, we highly recommend regular at-home dental care. Brushing your pet’s teeth every day or every other day can help to greatly reduce the build of bacteria that can progress to periodontitis. Periodontitis is characterized by pockets of chronic infection, oral pain, and severe infections that when left untreated, will eventually loosen and destroy the teeth with a potential for bone loss. Once infections start under the gum line there is the potential for them to spread to the liver, kidneys, and heart, which can cause serious medical problems.

Therefore, it is really very important that you do not neglect your pet’s mouth. If your pet will not tolerate teeth brushing then dental chews are a viable alternative. Please talk to one of our veterinarians to learn more about at-home dental care.

Signs of Dental Disease

If your pet starts exhibiting any of these signs then give us a call to set up a dental exam:

  • Loss of Appetite and Weight Loss
  • Bad Breath
  • Loose Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth/Teeth Covered in Tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
  • Drooling or dropping food from mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
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  • I am extremely satisfied with Whitestone Veterinary. I have been with them for 6 years & have two dogs in their care. They are very thorough & caring. After I bring my dogs in for a shot or illness they always call the next day to ask how the dogs are. I highly recommend them & have recommended them.
  • Dr. Wyler and his team are caring, patient, knowledgeable and sensitive! Have been bringing our pets here for many years and have always received top quality, thorough care by experts who love animals. If there were more than 5 stars, I'd give more!
  • Absolutely love this place Dr. Wyler and all of the veterinarians and assistants have been taking care of my dog for 10+ years and they are very patient with the animals and owners. I appreciate everything they have done for my dog. This is the place to go for your animals I recommend it 1 million percent! The Hempstead location is the exact same way!
  • The entire team responded with the utmost professionalism and compassion to provide comfort and care for our pet while facing two other emergencies that kept them all working under Doctor Yu’s supervision almost 2 hours past closing time, and they performed most admirably and impressively!
  • This appointment was so much easier than I thought it would be and everyone was so kind and patient with my cat (and me). I am grateful for Dr. Yu and the whole team. Thank you thank you thank you!

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