Dentistry

While you may be vigilant about protecting your own teeth, you may not be providing that same level of care for your pets. Keeping the teeth of your cat or dog clean may seem like a big job and, for some, may even seem impossible. However, giving your pet the dental care services they need is still important. Fortunately, Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital is here to help with advanced dentistry services and routine care, like cleanings or more complicated treatments, to ensure your pet has the best oral hygiene possible throughout their life.

Dog dental checkup
Removing tartar on dog's teeth

Since pets aren’t capable of brushing their teeth each day like humans, they often have tartar that firmly adheres to their teeth. To successfully remove this tartar, dental scaling is often required. Although it is a basic dental procedure, our specialists will use ultrasonic power scalers with the assistance of handheld devices to remove the tartar present both above and below the gum line of your pet. Without removal, the build up of dental tartar and calculus can lead to life threatening heart and kidney damage.

Tooth extractions are also a standard procedure that may be required to keep your pets mouth as healthy as possible. During your pet's dental cleaning, full mouth radiographs (x-rays) will be taken. This combined with a full oral exam, allows our veterinarians to have a full picture of your pets dental health. Our goal is to ensure that your pets retain as many teeth as possible; however, some teeth may need to be removed to alleviate pain or slow the spread of periodontal disease. Without extraction, bone loss and infection can then spread to surrounding teeth and tissue to create a more severe problem. In addition to extractions, we are able to provide other periodontal treatments to help slow bone loss and keep your pets mouth healthy.

Cat tooth extraction

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Doctor brushing a dog's teeth

Dog Dental

During a dog dental, our veterinary staff will take full mouth radiographs (x-rays), complete a full oral exam, remove any plaque or tartar that may be present from the teeth of your canine and polish them. Routine dental care can help ensure that your dog doesn’t experience any of the lasting effects that are associated with periodontal disease or associated pain that may be occurring. Whether your pet needs a routine cleaning or tooth extraction is required, the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital is here to help.

Cat dental care

Cat Dental

Most cats will have developed gingivitis or signs of periodontal diseases by the age of four. Unfortunately, without routine dental care, dental disease is a common problem for most cats that may progress slowly but can create lasting impacts at an early life stage. To ensure your cat has the best life possible and doesn’t suffer from dental disease that can plague these beloved pets, focus on providing them with routine dental care to keep their mouth healthy.

Why Advanced Care Pet Hospital?

Catching dental problems early can help your pet retain optimal health in the long run. If your cat or dog has chronic bad breath, drools excessively, loses their appetite or has visible dental discoloration, don’t hesitate to bring them to Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital for dental services. Should we find that your pet requires more than a dental cleaning, we can provide extractions and periodontal gel treatments.

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Meet Our Doctors

Jennifer Patton
DVM, CVC, CCRT

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Dr. Patton’s decision to pursue veterinary medicine came after she realized that while education and teaching is her passion, it is not something she could do as a career. Veterinary medicine allowed her to combine her love of animals with her love of teaching.

After she graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Doctorate, she practiced in several high volume hospitals in the Tulsa area, developing medical skills with varied case loads and growing her leadership skills.

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Allissa Huckabay
DVM, CVA

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Dr. Huckabay’s love of science and animals naturally led her to a lifelong passion of veterinary medicine. She worked and volunteered at a local veterinary hospital before she furthered her education at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2016 with her Doctorate.

Dr Huckabay immediately found her home at ACVH, where she is able to create a healthy bond with each of her patients as she experiences all stages of their care with their owners.

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Matt Sellers
DVM

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Matthew Sellers, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences, where he also attended his undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Science. Dr. Sellers was on the Dean's list and Presidents Honor Roll during his time at OSU. After a year of general practice, Dr. Sellers began studying acupuncture through the Chi Institute and completed the course in December of 2016.

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Phillip Adolph
DVM

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Phillip Adolph, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences. He also attended OSU for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Sciences. Dr. Adolph was on the President’s Honor Roll and was a member of the OSU jazz orchestra. He joined the Advanced Care team immediately upon his graduation in 2019 after doing 6 weeks of externships during his 4th year of veterinary school.

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