Pet Dental FAQs

Does your animal need to visit a vet for dental care? Dr. Michaela Fry, owner, and veterinarian at Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic can help. We have offices in both Lewistown and Mifflintown. Below are some frequently asked questions about pet dental care. 


Why Should I Bring My Pet in For Dental Care?

An important aspect of your pet's yearly wellness exam is their dental exam. Our staff can catch dental and non-dental health-related issues early on during this exam. 

What Are Some Dental Issues You Look for?

Our veterinarian will look for several things during your cat or dog's dental exam. We look for loose, broken, and decayed teeth, plaque and tartar buildup, bad breath, and red or swollen gums. All of these can be a sign of a serious health issue that needs to be addressed. 

Why Should I Get My Pet's Teeth Cleaned?

Getting your cat or dog's teeth cleaned can reduce mouth-related health issues. Teeth cleaning includes removing plaque and tartar buildup, which will leave your pet's teeth healthy and shiny. We can also determine if your pet needs their teeth polished and scaled, which will free their teeth of tarter and make them smooth. We can also perform tooth extractions and give your pet's mouth a fluoride treatment at this time as well.

Why Does My Animal Need Anesthesia?

We will put your pet under general anesthesia for their dental cleaning. This keeps them and our vet safe during the cleaning. Many pets do not like their mouths touched and may bite or kick as a result. Putting your pet under can prevent injury from happening to your pet and our staff. 

How Can You Help?

Make an appointment at your earliest convenience to get a dental checkup. We can determine at the checkup what type of dental services your cat or dog will need. As a new client, you can easily request an appointment using our online form. You will get a confirmation from us about when your upcoming appointment will take place.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our dental health services or other veterinary health services we provide at either of our offices. We are here to make sure your pet stays healthy.

Pet Dental Care

Make an appointment today so that we can make sure your animal has healthy teeth. You can make an appointment with Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic in either Lewistown or Mifflintown. To make an appointment over the phone, call our Lewistown office at 717-248-4703. You can reach our Mifflintown office by calling us at 717-436-9790. 




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