Oral health is an important factor in your pet's overall well being. We perform routine check-ups on your pet's teeth and gums, and we also recommend full dental cleanings when indicated.
Dental prophylaxis is done under general anesthesia. In addition to the benefit of being able to physically perform the procedures, this prevents your pet from inhaling bacteria. Although anesthesia is never risk free, we take every precaution to minimize risk, including offering pre-anesthetic blood screens. Your pet is monitored while under anesthesia. We may prescribe antibiotics before, during, and/or after the procedure.
The dental cleaning and examination can reveal oral lesions, gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. When these are discovered, they can usually be handled during the treatment. After examining the mouth we complete a full cleaning of the teeth and polish them thoroughly to give your pet a healthy, attractive set of teeth. Injections for pain are administered during the dental procedure, and oral medication is often prescribed for the first few days at home
Care after Dental Cleaning: Monitor your pet's appetite. If recommended, feed soft (water soaked) or canned food. Administer any medications as instructed. Return for follow-up as directed. Begin home dental care when appropriate.