Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Over 50% of cats and 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have dental problems that require professional treatment. The consequences of untreated dental disease include: halitosis, oral pain and infection, tooth decay and loss, diminished quality of life and even infection of other organs. Studies suggest that the healthier the mouth, the healthier the pet. Routine dental check-ups and cleanings at your primary care veterinarian are an important part of care. Should your pet need more advanced dental care or oral surgery, CUVS provides a full range of specialty dental services.
To enable everything from root canals to complex oral surgeries, we have a state-of-the-art Dentistry Suite as well as advanced anesthesia, monitoring, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Fink combines the findings from her examination and testing on the awake patient with a thorough anesthetized oral examination and imaging (dental x-rays +/- CT scan) to determine the extent of disease and the best treatment plan. Consultation and collaboration with other specialists such as internist, cardiologist, surgeon, oncologist or critical care specialist can help to complete a treatment plan and ensure safe anesthesia and recovery.
Dental Procedures - periodontal, endodontic, prosthodontic
We treat pets that are referred to us by their primary care veterinarians.
To make a referral or to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please call
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at 203.595.2777.