In order to keep your pet’s best interests at heart, you should consider professional dental cleaning for long term benefits for your pet’s overall health. When you combine regular vet examinations, dental cleaning, X-Rays, Preventative Oral Screening, and Cleaning, will help keep your pet’s dental oral bacteria low and oral health high. We will provide the essential exams prior to any cleaning procedure to ensure your pet is a proper candidate for a safe and comfortable experience.
Your pet’s dental cleaning may include the following:
- Removal of plaque and tartar from teeth and gum
- Probing of dental sockets to assess dental disease
- Polishing to smooth enamel scratches that may attract bacteria
- Dental X-rays to evaluate problems below the gumline
- Application of fluoride or sealer
- Removal or repair of fractured and infected teeth
Inspection of the lips, tongue, and entire mouth for growths, wounds, or other problems.
Inspecting your pet’s mouth on a regular basis is important to catch any dental diseases at an early state. Other signs of dental diseases include:
- Bad breath
- Pawing at the mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Loose or missing teeth
If you notice any of these signs in your pet, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Your cat must be safely placed under general anesthesia for a proper dental evaluation and care. This will allow us to examine the mouth thoroughly and notating any abnormalities for your cat’s medical record. Once noted, tooth scaling by hand and ultrasonic will be performed to remove tartar above and below the gum line. The teeth are then polished and sealed to decrease the rate of plaque build-up and accumulation.