Pet Dentistry


Over 80 percent of dogs and cats have periodontal disease, resulting in inflammation of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place. Dental disease causes pain and difficulty eating and can lead to other health problems. At Northside Veterinary Hospital, we offer a full range of basic and advanced veterinary dental care treatments for your pet.

• General veterinary dentistry: cleaning and periodontal treatment
• Digital intraoral radiographs to diagnose problems below the gum-line
• Extractions for animals with severely infected teeth
• Advanced periodontal therapy to treat teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted
• Restorative procedures to protect damaged enamel
• Dental sealants to aid in periodontal prevention
• Oravet Chews, which are FDA approved, help prevent plaque buildup and maintain dental health. 

We recommend a yearly dental evaluation and grade periodontal disease on a 1-4 scale. 


Since a complete dental cleaning and examination in cats and dogs requires anesthesia, we typically perform a pre-anesthesia examination and blood work to evaluate any possible underlying risks. A trained veterinary assistant will clean the teeth using an ultrasonic dental scaler, to remove tartar on tooth surfaces. Hand scaling will be performed to remove tartar below the gum line. Once the teeth are cleaned, a doctor performs a thorough dental exam and will determine whether further treatment or extractions are necessary. The teeth are polished to decrease the attachment of tartar and dental sealants are applied to help prevent further disease.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Hillsdale Office

Monday - Friday:

7:45 am - 5:30 pm


8:45 am - 12:00 pm



Professional Pet Grooming

Monday - Thursday:

by appointment

Friday - Sunday:



Feedback from our clients

  • "Very good with my dogs ..snd very prompt with appointment"
    ★★★★★ | Larae H.
  • "We love Dr. Wood. He has saved our puppy from very bad things several times. He loves and cares for our pet as if he were his own. I highly recommend Northside!! I love that they do diagnostics - blood work and x-rays, same as us humans have to get real answers."
    ★★★★★ | Corinna M
  • "Thank you to Dr Wood and staff for fixing our Micks leg today after we had taken him to another vet for a laceration repair. The sutures that we’re placed by the other vet ripped open five days later. Mick is home resting comfortably with his cozy pillow around his neck. We appreciate your help in getting this fixed correctly! Thank you for your time and compassion!"
    Michelle Lyn Vanderpool
  • "I have taken my pets to Northside Veterinary Hospital for many years. I have always been very grateful for the wonderful care my animals have received there and the kindness of the staff. I would like to say thank you to their newest Vet. Dr.Roth. She took excellent care of my little Lou Lou yesterday with her many seizures. If you are looking for excellent care this is the place to go."
    Laura Nevins Patterson
  • "Can't say thank you enough to Dr. Wood and his staff for the excellent care they give my fur babies! ....I make an hour drive to go here because this place rocks!"
    Rhonda Alexander
  • "Dr. Wood and his staff are so nice to our furbabys and have up to date technology to really help our sick babies thank-you for all you do they are very caring people!!!"
    Cathy Sayer Smith