Pet's with healthy mouths live up to two years longer than pets with dental disease. Unfortunately our pets are good at hiding dental problems and often by the time your veterinarian diagnoses them they can be severe and painful. Many problems can be spotted with a good oral exam by your veterinarian. Other symptoms that require immediate attention include abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food, difficulty eating, pain around the mouth, bleeding or swelling around the face or jaw.
A complete oral exam and dental cleaning can only be done under anesthesia by your veterinarian. Pre-anesthetic blood tests are essential in identifying problems and to help customize an anesthesia plan for your pet.
Your pet’s dental cleaning starts with an oral exam and in some cases x-rays to look for broken teeth, cavities, periodontal disease and dead, abscessed or infected teeth. Larger pieces or tartar are first removed then the teeth are cleaned above and below the gumline to remove bacteria that cause periodontal disease. This step is important, because that’s where most dental disease begins. Your veterinarian or veterinary technician will then polish the teeth, leaving a smooth surface which is resistant to more plaque buildup.
We recommend having your pet’s teeth cleaned once a year, but sooner if you see problems like bad bread, broken or loose teeth, baby teeth that have not fallen out or discolored teeth.
We offer $150 off the cost of teeth cleaning.
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