Dental Care

Periodontal (gum) diseases are one of the most diagnosed conditions in our clinic. We offer comprehensive dental services to our patients. Come see us to discuss all the necessary steps to help keep your pet’s mouth healthy, from tooth brushing to dentistry (scaling, polishing and tooth extraction).

Why is oral health important?

It is very important to maintain your pet’s good oral health. Periodontal disease often leads to bad breath, severe inflamed gums (gingivitis), pain and even loose teeth that need to be extracted. Because oral health can greatly affect their quality of life, we strongly recommend an annual exam to properly assess your pet’s mouth.

How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

At least 3 times a week, but once a day is even better!

What happens during a professional dental cleaning?

During the dental procedure, we will scale and polish your pet’s teeth under general anesthesia. A comprehensive oral exam will also be carried out to detect existing pathologies and provide you with a treatment plan if needed.

What are the signs of dental problems in cats?

It can be difficult to recognize signs of dental problems in your pet. Most cats can suffer a great deal of pain and will rarely stop eating because of dental disease. Owners should watch out for changes in eating habits, bad breath and bloody gums. Through an oral exam, performed during your pet’s annual wellness check-up, the veterinarian will be able to detect signs of periodontal disease.

What types of canine dental care services are offered at your clinic?

Scaling, polishing and tooth extraction with digital X-rays

Last updated: May 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Hull Veterinary Hospital