Dental and oral health is an important part of overall good health. The mouth and teeth are routinely examined as part of a complete physical exam here at BorderviewVeterinary Hospital. We offer guidance for daily oral care and prevention of dental disease through diet and hygiene. A special area of the hospital is dedicated to performing dental procedures with our patients under general anesthesia and they are monitored exactly the same as if they were undergoing a major surgery. This allows us to perform a detailed oral evaluation. All teeth are x‑rayed using our dental x‑ray machine and digital processor. All our dental x‑rays are viewed in HD! Routine dental cleaning is performed for dogs and cats using an ultrasonic scaler and hand instruments. The teeth are polished afterwards. Tooth extractions and biopsies are performed as required and pain management is a priority. Dr McTaggart has a special interest in veterinary dentistry. He has taken numerous courses in dental anatomy, pathology and surgery and strives to continually improve the level of dental care he is able to offer to his patients!