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Dental Health

Your pet's dental health is crucial not only for healthy teeth and good breath,but also for their overall well being. Bacteria that inhabit the gums from dental disease can make their way into the bloodstream and infect vital organs like heart valves, liver,and kidneys. Dental cleanings will remove this deadly bacteria and help contribute to a longer,healthier life.  We do offer a discount during the month of February. Please call us for the details.

What does a dental cleaning involve?

Pet dental cleanings involve some tools that you are already familar with. We use a high speed ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar from the teeth as well as under the gum line. This is just like the tool your own dental hygenist uses. We follow up with a high speed polisher to smooth out the dental surfaces. During the procedure, we check under the gum line for pockets and infection. We evaluate the health of every individual tooth, to insure that we don't leave behind a sorce of infection, or a painful tooth. We make sure that every surface of the tooth is cleaned,including the inside and outside surfaces,as well as under the gumline.

Safety Precautions

Unlike our dental visits, our pets' require to be under full anesthesia in order to do the most thorough and beneficial cleaning.We are very careful to monitor your pet during the entire procedure. A veterinary technician monitors your pet's vital signs, including heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure. Measurements are taken at timed intervals and recorded. Adjustments to your pet's anesthesia are made in accordance to their response and vital signs. We place the patient on the lowest level of anesthesia necessary. Prior to the procedure we will often evaluate bloodwork to insure that major organs such as liver and kidneys are healthy. Anesthesia is cleared by these organs,and it is vital to know that they are in a healthy state prior to the dental procedure.We have many test options and our veterinarians will personally evaluate your pet's individual needs.