Why should your pet have a dental cleaning?
Professional dental cleanings are just as important for our pets, as they are for us! Pets similarly acquire bacteria & plaque build-up, resulting in bad breath & onset of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease left untreated leads to oral inflammation & risk for infection in/around the teeth. Bacterium built up in the mouth then leads to heart disease, kidney disease or loss of a tooth/teeth.
Our dental procedures include:
Anesthesia, IV fluids, pulse oximeter monitoring, Bair Hugger patient warming, scaling of the teeth to remove calculus & soft plaque, followed by polishing which smooths the surface of the teeth.
Each tooth in the mouth is probed to check for pockets or root exposure, which could lead to a tooth extraction.
We perform digital dental radiographs, which help Dr. decide if an extraction is truly needed.
Your pet may also be given an antibiotic or pain injection if needed, based on their individual procedure.
To complete the dental, a fluoride treatment is performed & OraVet sealant is applied. This sealant acts as a temporary barrier, making it more difficult for bacteria to cling back onto the teeth.
If your pet has an extraction(s), they will be sent home with a week's worth of antibiotics & pain meds to keep them comfortable through the healing process.
Each dental that is performed will include a complimentary "dental prevention kit", which includes informational pamphlets, a finger brush & toothpaste, a dental hygiene chew for canine pets. Also included is a personalized dental report, as well as detailed discharge instructions where you can see how your pet did for their procedure, & what you can expect in the coming days of recovery.
Call us at (989) 893-4549 to schedule an appointment for your pets' dental. This is also a great time to have your pets' pre-anesthetic blood work done as we may need to adjust the anesthetic protocol based off the blood work.
Remember that your pets depend on us to have a healthy smile!
Prices for dental cleanings are 100% patient specific. We must have examined the patient within a year to provide an accurate estimate, & your pet must be up to date on a rabies & distemper vaccine to be eligible for a procedure. As always, if you have questions, please call us.