Full-Service Dental

At Akeso Veterinary Clinic, we offer a comprehensive list of pet dentistry services designed to help preserve and protect your pet’s smile and general health.

Why Dental Care Is Essential to Your Pet's Health

All pets are at risk of developing periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease causes oral health problems in addition to threatening your pet’s general health, too. By age three, most dogs and cats will have already developed some form of periodontal disease. While periodontal disease can be managed, it is best prevented, and this is why pet dentistry is essential to your pet’s ongoing wellness care.

Our Comprehensive Pet Dentistry Services

Our pet dentistry services include the following:

Scaling and Polishing

During a pet dental exam, we scale and polish your pet’s teeth to remove the plaque and tartar buildup that is responsible for causing periodontal disease. Scaling and polishing help to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay in addition to keeping your pet’s gums healthy.

Dental Exams and X-Rays

Our dentist thoroughly examines your pet’s teeth, looking for signs of injury and/or disease. We might also take a set of dental x-rays to screen for issues that could be occurring below the gum line or inside your pet’s teeth.


If we discover a broken, infected, or severely compromised tooth in your pet’s mouth, it might need to be extracted to prevent further health problems.

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Pet dental appointments are similar to human dental exams, except for the fact that they take place with pets sedated under general anesthesia. This sedation ensures the safety and comfort of your pet throughout their dental exam and cleaning. Prior to administering anesthetics to your pet, our office will perform a diagnostic blood test to ensure your pet is healthy enough to safely administer general anesthesia.

At-Home Care Education

Like caring for your own teeth, there’s a lot you can do to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy in between professional dental cleanings. Our veterinarians can help you determine the best way to care for your pet’s teeth and provide you with teeth-brushing training tips and expert advice on dental treats, chew toys, dental diets, pet toothpaste, water additives, and more.

Full-Service Dental Pet Dentistry at Akeso Veterinary Clinic

At Akeso Veterinary Clinic, we’re proud to provide our patients with comprehensive, full-service dental care designed to maintain optimal oral and general health. If you are in need of a pet dental care provider in Canonsburg, we welcome you to contact our office to schedule an appointment for your pet today.