Routine Dental Care and Extractions
Dental care is an extremely important part of your pets overall health. Not only is dental disease
painful, if it's left untreated toxins from the mouth can spread from the blood stream to the
internal organs. This can cause issues with the heart, liver kidneys and more.
Signs that your pet may need professional dental care
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty eating
- Loose/missing teeth
- Tartar/plaque build up
- Sensitivity around head/mouth
- Excessive salivation
If any of the above signs are noted, it is recommended that you make an appointment to
determine the best treatment for your pet.
About Your Pet's Dental Cleaning and Extractions
All professional dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia, this ensures we are
able to do the most thorough job possible. While here your pet will be under the care of one of
very talented veterinarians and monitored by a licensed veterinary technician throughout the
entire surgery and recovery to make certain your pet is safe at all times.
Steps involved in the dental cleaning
- Digital Radiographs - Are used to exam teeth above and below the gum line for dental
disease, abscesses, fractures and more.
- Charting and Probing - Is an in depth record of any abnormalities found with the teeth,
gums and oral cavity.
- Ultrasonic Scaling - Is the process of removing plaque and tartar from above the gum
- Root Scaling - Is the process of removing calculus from below the gum line.
- Polishing - Smooths any defects, removes any residual plaque and helps prevent the
reattachment of new plaque.
- Irrigation - Removes any leftover debris and bacteria from the oral cavity.
- Extractions - Are performed by a licensed veterinarian when diseased or
irreparable teeth are found during the radiographs and oral exam.
Dental Home Care
Our team is educated in numerous ways to keep your pet's oral health at its best. We offer
dental diets and chews, tooth brushing demos and other personalized oral care solutions.