We often think of our pet’s teeth in terms of looks and cosmetics, but dental health can impact other parts of their overall well-being. If left untreated, plaque buildup can lead to tooth loss and potentially life-threatening infections. The good news is that our team is here to make sure your pet avoids all types of dental disasters. Call us today to find out how.
When should I start bringing my pet in for professional dental cleanings at the vet?
The sooner, the better. Pets should have already completed their first cleaning and exam by the time they are two years of age.
How often should dogs and cats get dental checks?
We recommend a yearly cleaning and exam, at the minimum.
Are pets awake during dental cleanings and exams?
No. Pets must be sedated during dental appointments. Not doing so is inhumane. It can be terrifying for pets to have different types of tools inserted in their mouth – all under a bright light. Plus, they must be absolutely still so we can safely clean and examine their teeth. What’s more, proper dental cleanings involve going underneath the gum line and performing emergency extractions if needed. Sedation ensures your pet is 100% comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.