Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health.
Here at Hometown Veterinary Care, we perform dental cleanings almost daily. The cleaning process is very similar to a cleaning you would have through your own dentist via an ultra sonic scaler. This removes tartar/calculus above and below the gum line. Severely diseased teeth may need to be removed. The remaining teeth are polished (just like ours) and a fluoride treatment is applied. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
Please note: some patients may require pre-anesthetic bloodwork to ensure that kidney and liver function are satisfactory for anesthesia, as these are the organs that metabolize the anesthesia. Some patients may also require a course of antibiotics to be started several days prior to their cleaning. The need for pain management is assessed and addressed prior to, during and after each procedure on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in a dental cleaning for your pet or just have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office. We are here to help!