Dentistry Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1992

Manassas Veterinary Dental Care

Keep Your Pet Smiling with Quality Dental Care

Regular dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health. When you bring your pet into Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic for their regular wellness exam, we will also inspect your pet’s mouth to keep an eye on their oral health. Our Manassas veterinarians will make sure your pet’s oral health is as well taken care of as the rest of their body. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited animal hospital, we are pleased to offer a wide range of dental services to take care of your pet’s oral health.

Help your pet smile brighter! Call (703) 546-9098 or contact us online to make an appointment for an oral exam today.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Your pet’s stinky breath may not be just a fact of life – it could be a symptom of periodontal disease. This refers to an infection of the tissues that surround your pet’s teeth and hold them in place. It is understood to be the most common disease afflicting cats and dogs. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in permanent damage to your pet’s teeth, gums, and even jaw bones.

Your pet may be suffering from periodontal disease if:

  • There is blood in your pet’s saliva or water dish
  • Your pet’s breath is noticeably smelly
  • Your pet has trouble or avoids eating

If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, you should call us right away and book a dental exam with our Manassas veterinarians. We’ll help you get your pet’s smile healthy again!

Periodontal disease starts with plaque, just like it does in humans. Plaque is a bacterial film that builds up on the teeth. As it dies, the film hardens and creates more spaces for the plaque to build up on. As more and more plaque builds up, it can move below the gumline and cause infections in the tissues that hold the teeth in place. At this stage, professional cleaning is the only way to fully remove plaque from the teeth.

Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning

Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic is fully equipped to handle all of your pet’s dental cleaning needs. Because dental cleaning for pets involves general anesthesia, we will carefully monitor your pet throughout the cleaning procedure to ensure they are safe and healthy throughout.

Your pet’s teeth will be scaled to get rid of plaque buildup, polished, and then have an anti-plaque treatment applied to their freshly clean teeth to prevent future plaque buildup.

After your pet’s teeth are clean, our veterinary team will help you learn how to better care for your pet’s teeth at home. Keeping on top of your pet’s oral health is a great way to preserve their long-term overall health.

Questions about dental care at Independent Hill Veterinary Clinic? Call us at (703) 546-9098 or contact us online so that we can answer your questions.

Pawsatively Raving Reviews

  • We are treated just as if we were part of the regular Independent Hill "family".

    “I love the relaxed atmosphere and everyone is friendly and very helpful. My regular vet is 5 minutes from my house, but I bring my 2-year-old Golden Retriever in for chiropractic care with Dr McFaddin.”

    - Donna
  • We are grateful for the care and empathy.

    “My dog Bailey was diagnosed after adoption with heartworm disease. We have had a wonderful experience with Independent Hill and are so grateful for the care and empathy shown towards Bailey and our family as we have had to make tough decisions.”

    - Laura
  • We would recommend them in a heartbeat!

    “We have taken a few of our cats to Independent Hill Vets and have been happy with the service we received. All the staff are very attentive to both us and our pets. We would recommend them in a heartbeat!”

    - Megan
  • Great service, no complaints

    “We’ve had several dogs over the years, and Independent Hill has been their Vet. Great service, no complaints.”

    - Merlyn
  • Highly recommended!

    “We’ve been bringing our pets here for over 15 years and wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. My mom moved to Fairfax and she still drives down to Independent Hill if that says anything. The staff has always been extremely caring...”

    - Luke

Why Choose Us?

  • Wide Variety of Veterinary Techniques Offered
  • Friendly and Welcoming Atmosphere
  • Treating Pets Like Family Since 1992
  • Committed to Providing High-Quality Care
We Put Pets First

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!