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Dental Services

Urban PetRx also offers dental services to help keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy. From routine cleanings to surgical extractions to helping manage and treat unexpected oral diseases and conditions, our vet serving Bridgeport and surrounding areas is equipped to take care of your pet’s oral health. Rest assured that our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to treat your pet while limiting pain and discomfort.

Why is Pet Oral Health Important?

Did you know that 8/10 pets have some sort of oral health issue by the time they turn 3 years old? In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition among cats and dogs. It’s common for pet owners to accept the bad breath that their pet has, but in fact, doggy breath isn’t normal, even for senior dogs. If you don’t take measures to care for your pet’s oral health, you are putting them at risk of developing dental disease which directly impacts the teeth, gums and other structures that support the teeth. Seemingly harmless plaque buildup can evolve into tartar and infection. Here are some examples of why it’s so critical to take care of your pet’s teeth:

  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Prevent bad breath
  • Prevent oral pain
  • Prevent organ damage
  • Prevent worsening dental disease


The Importance Of Dental Health For Your Pet

What to Expect During the Procedure

Because much of the bacteria in your pet’s mouth live below the gumline, it’s oftentimes necessary to put your pet under general anesthesia before their teeth get cleaned professionally. This allows our team to adequately clean the teeth in all necessary areas without causing them pain or discomfort. During the procedure itself, we will utilize techniques such as scaling to remove plaque and bacteria, probing to evaluate the health of each tooth and adjust our treatment plan as necessary. In the case that a particular tooth has substantial damage and it cannot be salvaged, we will remove it (dental extraction) in their best interest.

In terms of frequency, it’s recommended that your pet receives a professional oral cleaning at least one time per year.

How Urban PetRx Can Help

Dr. LaFave and her team are happy to help provide your pet with a deep cleaning that will remove built-up bacteria and plaque that could lead to more serious health issues in the future. Once you have visited our team for your pet’s professional cleaning, we will work with you to create a preventative plan specifically tailored to the needs of your pet

To learn about additional at-home oral care options for your pet or to schedule a dental assessment and treatment

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Urban PetRX

3113 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60608





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    Urban PetRx will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend per the following:

    Urban PetRx will be closed from Friday, May 26th at 11:30am through and including, Wednesday, May 31st. We will reopen for our normal business hours, Thursday, June 1st at 8am.

    If your pet needs immediate assistance when we are closed, please call one of our preferred emergency care providers:

    Premier Veterinary Group – Orland Park (708-388-3771)

    7000 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462

    Premier Veterinary Group - Chicago (773) 516-5800

    3927 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

    MedVet Chicago: 773-281-7110

    3305 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618