Dentistry Where Your Pets Become Our Family

Scottsdale Veterinary Dentistry

Caring for Your Pet’s Smile

An essential part of your pet’s overall health and wellbeing is their dental health. At McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital, we provide the same high quality, compassionate care for your pet’s mouth as we do for the rest of their body. We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited clinic offering a full suite of dental services for the benefit of your pet, including full mouth dental x-rays to quickly get to the heart of a dental issue. We’ll keep your pet’s smile happy and healthy for years to come!

Make an appointment for a dental exam in Scottsdale today. Call (480) 405-7810 or contact us online to book your appointment.

Fighting Dental Disease with Regular Care

Surprisingly, the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs is dental, or periodontal disease. This refers to an infection of the tissues that holds the teeth in place and is often overlooked by even the most attentive pet owners. When left untreated, periodontal disease can progress to cause permanent damage to your pet’s teeth, gums, and jaw.

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Blood in saliva or water dish
  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty eating
  • Loose teeth
  • Pawing at mouth

If your pet is exhibiting any combination of the above symptoms, give your Scottsdale veterinarian a call! We can schedule a wellness exam to take a peek at their oral health and make sure that your pet’s mouth is taken care of.

How Does Periodontal Disease Develop?

Periodontal disease is caused by an accumulation of plaque, a bacterial film, on the teeth. In humans, we brush our teeth regularly to dislodge plaque and keep our teeth clean. Unless you’ve been brushing your pet’s teeth regularly as well, the plaque can die and harden on the teeth, creating more surface area for plaque to accumulate. As time goes on and more plaque accumulates, the plaque can move below the gums and cause infections of the tissues holding your pet’s teeth in place. At this point, regular brushing won’t be enough to properly clean the teeth; a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia is the only thing that will get your pet’s properly clean again.

Dental Cleaning at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital

We boast a surgical suite equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safe while their teeth are being cleaned. Our veterinary team will scale and polish your pet’s teeth using tools similar to those used by human dentists.

After your pet’s teeth are shining again, we are here to help you learn how to care for your pet’s teeth at home. We’ll give you tips and recommendations for brushing your pet’s teeth, or providing specific toys or foods that can help deter plaque buildup.

Questions about dental care for pets in Scottsdale? Give us a call at (480) 405-7810 or contact us online so we can help!

Happy, Healthy Pets

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews
  • “I took my dog Buddy to McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital for his annual exam. I found the entire staff to be extremely friendly, professional and compassionate. It is very apparent that they love what they do. I highly recommend them.”

    - Cheryl Anne
  • “From the Front Desk to the Tech to the Vet - everyone was completely understanding of her 'personality' and by the time we left after her first visit, she wasn't even shaking. I think we have found a new "Pup Care World" in this Clinic <3”

    - Jeri Hensel
  • “Once I found McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital, my search has come to an end! The staff, facility, everything is top-notch!”

    - Amy Bailie
  • “Thank you for making Brisby’s physical appointment easy and safe for me and comfortable for him... professional and comfortable for both of us.”

    - Margaret Haase
  • Courteous, Professional, & Positive

    “We just can't say enough about how grateful we are to have found the amazing folks at MMAH. They are very knowledgeable and friendly, and they treat our pups like they are as important to them as they are to us.”

    - Jerry
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Why Choose Us?

  • Your Pet Becomes Our Family
  • Family Friendly Environment
  • Offering a Large Variety of Services
  • Highly Skilled & Top Quality Medicine
  • Gentle & Compassionate Care Since 2009
Authentic, Compassionate, & Family Friendly Since 2009

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!