Dental Care

Dental Care

We’ve got your pet’s mouth covered!

At Alto Tiburon Veterinary Hospital, we take great pride in providing the highest standard of care to your pet at all stages of life. One of the many services we’re able to offer is pet dental care. If your pet is over 3, and hasn’t had a dental cleaning and exam within the past year, we highly recommend that you schedule one at your earliest convenience.

Many pet owners don’t realize it, but dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Unfortunately, when your pet has poor oral health, this could lead to other issues later on. We strongly believe in dental care for pets because we’ve seen firsthand how terrible it can be for dogs and cats when they don’t get it. Dental disease can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life at advanced stages, making eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort, disease, and lost teeth.

Our animal hospital offers a wide range of dental services to suit your pet’s needs, including routine dental exams and cleanings to protect your pet’s oral health. In our routine dental cleaning, we focus on overall oral hygiene, which includes offering full mouth dental cleaning, polishing of the teeth, and removal of plaque, tartar & stains.

At Alto Tiburon Veterinary Hospital, we perform non-anesthetic dentistry (NAD), where a specialist comes into the office to perform these for our clients. Non-anesthetic dentistry may appeal to pet owners who are nervous about having their dog anesthetized or own elderly or large breed pets. Looking for more info? Give us a call at (415) 383-7700.

New Dental Protocol

At Alto Tiburon Veterinary Hospital, we’re committed to making your pet’s dental experience as easy and pleasant as possible. We have taken your feedback seriously and have carefully considered how to best serve the diverse needs of our patients.

Our new pre-op protocol will make your pet’s dental appointment more convenient and seamless. The new process will allow us to send you home with medications your pet can take the night before their procedure so you can rest easy knowing your pet is comfortable. Both you and your pet can spend more time relaxing and less time worrying about the upcoming cleaning.

We now offer a wide range of services beyond routine exams and cleanings. We offer these services at an additional cost if approved by the owner.

Additional services include:

-Extractions (if needed)


-Filling cavities

-Minor oral surgery

We highly recommend opting in for our additional services to have a complete picture of the pet’s health before undergoing the procedure. Without the pre-op X-rays and bloodwork, performing a standard cleaning will be at the doctor’s discretion, and if the pet is a good candidate for a routine cleaning based on their annual exam.

If you’re interested in finding out more about dental cleanings or our other dental services, contact us today at (415) 383-7700!