Dental Care

Dental Information

Dental health is vital to increasing the longevity of your pet, and is our most-requested appointment type. Below you will find helpful answers to common questions. Click on a question below for more, and as always, if you need more information feel free to give us a call at 231-335-1911.

During your pet's dental appointment, your veterinarian will perform a thorough dental exam, including an assessment of teeth, gums, and overall oral health. They may also take dental X-rays to identify any underlying dental issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. Depending on the severity of your dog's dental issues, your veterinarian may recommend extractions of compromised teeth, bonding of fractured teeth, antibiotics, pain medications or other treatments. A professional cleaning is always performed. This involves removing plaque and tartar buildup from teeth and gums and ends with a polishing to help prevent future buildup.

Sedation is required for your pet's dental procedures, as it allows the veterinarian to perform a thorough exam, cleaning, and treatments without causing discomfort or distress to your loved one. Sedation keeps your pet calm and still, which is important for ensuring a safe and effective dental procedure. However, your veterinarian will carefully assess your dog's individual needs and health status to determine there are any potential risks associated with the procedure.

The frequency of your pet's dental appointments can vary depending on age, breed, and overall oral health. However, it's generally recommended that your pet receive a dental exam and cleaning at least once a year, or more frequently if they have ongoing dental issues, or are at a higher risk for dental disease. Your veterinarian can provide personalized recommendations based on your animal's individual needs and lifestyle.
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Loving Care Animal Clinic
7147 W. 48th Street, Fremont, MI 49412


Mon. 8am to 6pm
Tue. 8am to 6pm
Wed. 8am to 6pm
Thu. 8am to 6pm
Fri. 8am to 6pm
Sat. 9am to 2pm
Sun. Closed

We are open the 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month.
Surgeries, and tech-only appointments are scheduled on Wednesdays.
We welcome walk-ins most days, excluding between 12:00pm and 2:00pm.
In order to meet the growing demand for surgeries, we do not do Wednesday walk-ins.

Walk-ins are welcome for wellness care only, such as vaccinations, heartworm testing, routine blood draws, and nail trims.

Appointment info

What to expect
at poof's dental:

Watch this concise and informative video that the AVMA has put together for your pet's dental procedures.