Veterinary dentistry includes the cleaning, adjustment, filing, extraction, or repair of your pets' teeth and all other aspects of oral health care. The process begins with an oral exam of your pet’s mouth by a veterinarian. Because most dental disease occurs below the gumline, where you can’t see it, a thorough dental cleaning and evaluation are performed under anesthesia. Dental cleaning includes scaling (to remove dental plaque and tartar) and polishing, similar to the process used on your own teeth during your regular dental cleanings.
Anesthesia makes it possible to perform the dental procedures with less stress and pain for your pet. In addition, anesthesia allows for a better cleaning because your pet is not moving around and risking injury from the dental equipment.
We will send home pain-management and antibiotic medications with each procedure as precautionary measures. We offer the following peripherals as recommendations:
Post-operative laser therapy
Dental radiographs (X-rays)
Prescription dental diet
Dental treats, toothbrush, toothpaste, water additive