The early stages of disease cause bad breath, gingivitis, and discolored teeth. Yet, the symptoms we see (and smell) are only part of the problem. Tartar also accumulates below the gum line and it is this build-up that has the most severe effect on gum recession, inflammation, and the progression of disease. To clean below the gum line, we need to use general anesthesia for our dental procedures for the comfort and safety of your pet.
Our Preventative Dental Procedure
Regular dental cleanings can prevent the progression of periodontal disease in pets. Our teeth cleaning procedures include:
If your pet’s teeth are severely damaged by dental disease, we may have to perform extractions. This involves complete removal of the tooth. We take extra precautions against pain by providing pain medications during and after the procedure so your pet wakes with little to no discomfort.
As you know, we’re not the only ones responsible for your pet’s dental health! You play a crucial role in maintaining their oral hygiene with an effective home pet dental care plan.
What A Complete Plan Includes
Brushing your pet’s teeth is the single best way to prevent plaque buildup; however, other teeth cleaning options including dental chews, oral rinses, prescription dental diets, and more.