Lutherville Animal Hospital

506 W. Seminary Ave.
Lutherville, MD 21093


Dental SurgeryLutherville Animal Hospital - 506 W Seminary Ave Lutherville MD - Lutherville, Timonium, Towson MD - Dental Surgery

A yearly scaling and polishing of your pet's teeth is highly recommended by the veterinarians at Lutherville Animal Hospital. Regular professional cleaning is important in helping to maintain your pet's oral health, as only a professional cleaning can remove tartar. Periodontal disease is a common disease that affects many of our pets. Periodontitis causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, causing a pocket that is very susceptible to infection. Here at Lutherville, after cleaning the teeth and scaling under the gum lines, the veterinarians use probes to measure the pockets. If the space under the gum lines is excessive, we can instill an antibiotic gel up under the gum line to help return to a more normal gum depth. If any teeth are infected or loosened, extractions may become necessary.