Lange Animal Clinic

Lange Animal Clinic

Request Appointment

Request your next appointment using our quick and easy to use online form. One of our specially trained associates will call to confirm your appointment.

Pet Owner Resources

Access useful information and helpful resources to help you provide the best care possible for your pets.

Client Login


Manage your pet's health schedules, view upcoming recommended treatments, refill prescriptions, & have 24/7 access to medical records.

About Us

Our expert staff is trained to ensure the best quality veterinary care for your beloved pets- whether it be a routine medical examination to more complicated surgical procedures- our team will exceed your expectations.

Dental Treatment:

Periodontal disease is a common condition in dogs and cats. By the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventative measures aren't taken. Early detection and treatment are critical, because advanced periodontal disease can cause severe health problems and pain for your pet.

Prevention of oral disease in pets often consists of occasional removal of the dental plaque and tartar that forms on teeth by having a Lange Animal Clinic staff member perform a thorough dental cleaning. The process begins with an oral exam of your pet's mouth and blood testing to check for any other health concerns. Radiographs (x-rays) may be needed to evaluate the health of the jaw and the tooth roots below the gumline where most dental disease occurs.

To prevent injury or stress to your pet during the dental cleaning, the procedure is performed while your pet is under anesthesia. Because most dental disease occurs below the gumline, anesthesia also allows for a more thorough evaluation and cleaning of the teeth. The tartar deposits are removed by ultrasonic and hand dental scalers. Following scaling, the teeth are polished to remove residual plaque and to smooth the tooth surface, which delays deposition of plaque and tartar subsequently. The mouth is then rinsed to remove debris prior to a final inspection. You will be provided with recommendations for daily home oral hygiene specific for dogs or cats, and a recommendation made for a follow-up examination. Remember, your pet's teeth and gums should be checked annually during a wellness exam by a Lange Animal Clinic Veterinarian to watch for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet's mouth healthy.