Dental Cleaning

Dental health is a crucial part of our pet's general health. Early detection and treatment of periodontal disease is important to avoid secondary health issues in our pets, such as kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes.

What goes on in a dental cleaning? Dental cleanings do require that your pet be kept under anesthesia. Your pet will be carefully monitored by your veterinarian and a trained technician. After scaling away plaque and tartar build up, we can accurately assess your pet’s oral health. We do a thorough exam to check each individual tooth and the surrounding tissue. By doing this we can better decide if there are any necessary extractions. Only teeth that are considered non-treatable by our veterinarians are extracted. Your pet will be given pain medication and antibiotics during the procedure and for in-home care following your dental cleaning. At home periodical brushing and giving dental treats helps to control further plaque formation. As a maintenance and prevention, it is advised to have annual dental cleanings performed.