MASH is proud to offer Dentistry as one of its services headed by Dr. Hobson. Dentistry is available Monday – Thursday. Dr. Hobson and his staff are dedicated to your pet’s dental health.
Dentistry is located within the MASH Outpatient Facility at 6611 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90038
A pet dentist is someone that has specialized knowledge and expertise in dentistry. Pet dentists work in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of specific conditions, and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial regions as it pertains to dentistry and fractures or other trauma to the face and skull. Pet dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction, or repair of animals’ teeth and all other aspects of oral health care in animals. The pet dentist will work closely with your family veterinarian to ensure that your pet is obtaining the best possible care.
A pet owner should seek a pet dentist when a pet requires professional dental and oral care or suffers trauma to the bones of the head, face, or jaw. A family veterinarian will help to keep your pet systemically healthy and help to prevent common dental issues from becoming more serious ones, but sometimes more specific treatment is needed that only a pet dentist can perform. When a pet needs more advanced care like root canals, metal crowns, repairing of a jaw fracture, the removal of oral cancer or correcting orthodontic abnormalities, a pet dentist is recommended.
Periodontal disease- offering treatment options beyond cleaning and extraction
Endodontic disease- root canal treatment, vital pulp therapy
Involved oral surgery- difficult or risky extractions, tooth resorption, etc.
Treatment of malocclusions, orthodontics
Oral medicine- chronic gingivostomatitis, canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis, craniomandibular osteopathy, masticatory muscle myositis, etc.
Restoration of teeth
Dental treatment of high anesthetic risk patients (with anesthesiologist)
Other oral surgery
Soft tissue surgery of the tongue
Salivary glands and miscellaneous oral problems
Oral oncologic surgery and reconstruction
Traumatic skull and jaw fracture repair