dentistry Dentistry and Oral Surgery



Gum disease (gingivitis and the more severe periodontitis) is the most diagnosed disease in dogs and cats. In fact, by the age of four, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will show signs of dental disease.

If left untreated, gum disease not only can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and tooth loss, but once the bacteria gains access to internal organs through diseased gums, more serious health problems like heart, liver and kidney disease may follow.

A growing number of studies suggest that the healthier the mouth, the healthier the pet. That's why seeing your regular veterinarian for routine dental cleanings and check-ups is an important part of good pet care.

Should your dog or cat need more advanced dental care or oral surgery, NorthStar VETS provides a full range of services from specialists in animal dentistry.

The Services We Provide

Our animal dentistry and oral surgery team provides these advanced services:

  • Endodontic treatment
    • Root canal therapy
    • Vital pulp therapy
    • Surgical root canal therapy
  • Periodontal treatment
    • Professional dental cleaning
    • Closed and open root planing
    • Advanced periodontal surgery
    • Crown lengthening procedures for tooth fractures that extend below the gingival margin
  • Oral surgery
    • Surgical extractions, including full mouth extractions for stomatitis patients
    • Minimally invasive jaw fracture repair
    • Oral surgical oncology, including oral tumor biopsy, mandibulectomy, maxillectomy
    • Repair of cleft palate defects and oronasal fistulas
    • Muscle biopsy for suspected masticatory myositis cases
  • Prosthodontics
    • Full metal crowns for fractured teeth
    • Three-quarter crowns for cage-biter's wear
    • Radiography (x-rays) and CT scan
  • Teleradiology
To make a referral or schedule a consultation with our Dentistry & Oral Surgery Department,
simply call NorthStar VETS at 609.259.8300.

Nicole Erkoboni Nicole Erkoboni - Client Liaison

Pet Parents: Contact Nicole at 609-259-8300 x1201, or nerkoboni@northstarvets.com to schedule your appointment and get all pre-consultation paperwork set up.

Veterinarians: Contact Nicole with questions about in-hospital cases, or to discuss a pending case. You can also refer a case online.



And, read these case studies to see how our dentistry services made a real difference in the lives of these animals: