The most common cause of infection in your pet’s mouth is periodontal disease, which affects more than 75 percent of pets over 2 years of age.

During the month of February, we are offering $50 off dental cleaning PLUS an additional $50 off if you take advantage of our full mouth x-rays (valued at $118).  These x-rays compliment the oral examination by allowing the doctor to see any disease around the roots and inner structures of the teeth.  This provides diagnosis of dental disease at an early stage enabling your veterinarian to treat accordingly.

Dental Care and Services

Dental care for your pet is a very important part of overall health.  One of the most common diseases seen today in pets (and people) is gingivitis!  Not only does dental disease lead to gingivitis, tooth decay, and pain but research has shown links to causing disease of the heart, liver, kidney and other parts of the body. 

Home dental care including brushing of the teeth is very important.  Starting to brush your pet’s teeth while they are young will allow them to tolerate it later in life.  While daily is ideal, 2-3 times a week is beneficial.  Dental diets, mouth rinses and chews are also available to help maintain good oral health.

These measures however are preventative in nature.  If your pet already has signs of dental disease such as tartar build up or bad breath, treatment is necessary. 


We offer comprehensive dental care, including:

Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (Periodontal Therapy)    
Under general anesthesia your pet’s teeth are cleaned with an ultrasonic scaler on the crown of the tooth and under the gums.  They are then polished and fluoride treatment is applied.  Each individual tooth is also evaluated to check for pockets, attachment loss, fracture, or other disease.

Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) 
Problem teeth are x-rayed for evaluation of the root structure and bone surrounding the tooth.  Necessary treatment for the tooth is then completed and may include extraction, endodontic therapy, or monitoring with x-rays at a later date.  With our high-speed drill we have capabilities to perform advanced surgical extractions.

We are able to perform root canals and advanced therapies to some fractured teeth where the integrity of the root is still intact.


Common Dental Problems

Retained Deciduous (Baby) Teeth    
These must be extracted as they can cause crowding and damage to adult teeth.  They can also cause problems to the bite and pain if contacting the roof of the mouth or other tissues.

Broken or Fractured Teeth    
Fractured teeth are common from trauma.  When broken, the pulp of the tooth and nerve is exposed and can create a great deal of pain.  This also creates a route for infection to enter the body, and can create severe problems to the bone surrounding the tooth and entire body.

Abscessed Teeth    
Abscess or infection around teeth is common in advanced periodontal disease.  Often times lumps or swollen areas are noted on the muzzle or jaw.  Extraction is generally necessary.

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  • "I cannot stress how awesome the entire staff is at Animal Hospital of Woodstock. We are new patients of this office and I’ve been going through random drama with my cat and his food allergies. Any time I call with a “crisis” the staff is warm and understanding all while being prompt with advice or instructions. If you are looking for a new vet I highly recommend this office. Thanks to Dr. Chris for taking such good care and concern with Watkins!"
    Erin M
  • "Thank you for your evening hours! We ran into a problem with our dog at 6:30 PM (he had something caught in his throat) and we were able to run over to our regular Vet clinic and get care. Dr. Chris was great and a big help! He even checked up on us the next morning. We've been clients for a long time, and really appreciate all of you!!"
    Julie F
  • "I needed to take my black lab to Animal Hospital of Woodstock for a echocardiogram and they were fabulous.. they brought me back to the room, brought a bowl of water for my dog, and just made us feel right at home. Staff and Drs were very friendly. I would highly recommend going here!"
    Shannon H