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Dental Health

Your pets dental health is essential to a long happy and healthy life. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) estimates that by age two, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show some form of periodontal disease. Untreated dental infections can lead to more severe conditions that may decrease you pets lifespan. Some of these conditions include, heart valve disease, kidney disease, decreases immune system, not to mention the chronic pain and source of infection that comes along with dental disease.

St. Francis Animal Hospital strive to provide the best dental care in Effingham. We offer pre-dental exams, dental radiographs, dental cleanings, dental extractions, and pain management.

Here is a list of what every single patient gets when they are here for a dental cleaning:

  • IV Catheter
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Monitoring
  • Full Mouth Dental X-Rays*
  • Full Mouth Dental Charting
  • Ultrasonic Scaling
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Dental Take Home Kit
  • Before and After Pictures

*Dental x-rays are essential to dental cleanings. A tooth crown may look healthy but the root of the tooth may be hiding some disease i.e, root abscess or tooth re-absorption. Dental x-rays allow our veterinarians to know about the overall dental health of your pet both above and below the gumline.

What we see with dental x-rays:


Check out our dental cleaning before and after pictures:




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7:30 AM-4:30 PM


7:30 AM-4:30 PM


7:30 AM-4:30 PM


7:30 AM-4:30 PM


7:30 AM-4:30 PM


8:00 AM-12:00 PM