Dentistry

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You’re probably browsing this page because your primary care veterinarian has recommended a teeth cleaning or dental procedure for your pet. We’ve all experienced the pain associated with a toothache or a cavity and although they don’t always show it, your pet may be experiencing this same pain. The bottom line is toothaches hurt and they can be greatly affecting the comfort, happiness and health of your pet.

So please take some time, visit our FAQ page and call or email us with any questions you may have. We understand getting your pet a dental is a big decision, but even one or two cleanings over your pet’s lifetime can make a big difference. Many clients return saying their 13 year old dog is acting like a puppy again. That’s what we like to hear!

Frequently Asked Questions

Signs of Dental Disease

• Bad breath
• Swollen or red gums
• Visible tartar
• Loose or missing teeth
• Difficulty Eating
• Excessive drooling
• Pawing at teeth or mouth
• Decreased appetite

Robert Baratt, DVM, FAVD

Dr. Baratt received his masters (Pathobiology) and DVM from Colorado State University. He established the Salem Valley Equine Clinic in 1983, and expanded to a mixed practice, the Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, in 1993. Over the past 10 years he has concentrated on veterinary dentistry, earning Fellowship in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 2009 (the first veterinarian to become a fellow in both small animal and equine dentistry). Bob is currently a 3rd year dentistry resident at Cornell University.