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About North Coast Veterinary Dental

Ridgeville Animal Hospital's North Coast Veterinary Dental was started by Dr. Stokes, who has been doing dental work for over 25 years. North Coast Veterinary Dental receives referral work from all over. Clients have come from locations such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and southern Ohio.

Dr. Stokes has performed dental services for the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (dental work on a Harp seal, tiger, lion, etc.). He also does dental work for Police K9 dogs (they need their bite to work!). Referral dental procedures include root canals and crowns, to name a few. Call (440) 327-0200 for more information.

Our Veterinary Dental Services

Our veterinarians provide veterinary dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis), digital dental x-rays, and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions.

When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. North Coast Veterinary Dental is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. North Coast Veterinary Dental offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy. (Note: Dr. Stokes will see rabbits for dental work only.)

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Good Oral Hygiene for Pets

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
  • Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health