No matter what steps are taken at home to aid in good dental hygiene, regular professional cleaning is necessary to maintain good dental health in dogs and cats, just like in people. This professional cleaning is done as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia, and it involves:
- Thorough dental exam to check for periodontal disease, broken teeth, loose teeth, growths, and abscesses.
- Complete dental scaling using a state-of-the-art piezoelectric scaler above and below the gum line to remove tartar and plaque buildup.
- Extraction of any diseased or painful teeth.
- Complete polishing of all enamel surfaces.
- Fluoride treatment
- OraVet Dental Sealant Application
- Full-Mouth Digital Dental Radiographs
- Clindoral Antibiotic Gel if needed
**It is important to note that "awake" or "non-anesthetic" dental cleanings offered by some practices or groomers are not recommended. It is impossible to clean the teeth adequately under the gum line (where the periodontal disease actually occurs) in an awake animal. The teeth may cosmetically look better, but the bacteria, plaque, tartar, and bad breath will remain. CLICK HERE for more information on anesthesia-free dentistry.
Give us a call if you have any questions about your pet's dental care, if you'd like an estimate for a dental cleaning, or if you would like to set an appointment. When you call, ask us how you can get $50.00 off a professional dental cleaning procedure.