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Oral health is an important factor in your pet's overall well being. We perform routine check-ups on your pet's teeth and gums at their annual wellness visit, and we also recommend full cleanings once a year. This allows us to closely examine your pet's mouth, check for lesions or abnormalities, remove tartar and plaque, and polish their teeth.

To perform the dental cleaning your pet will be put under anesthesia to prevent them from moving around and to allow the doctor to perform a full examination and cleaning. We recommend running pre-anesthetic blood tests to check your pet's liver and kidney function prior to being anesthetized.  This helps to detect any underlying disease that may not be showing clinical signs in your pet.  We closely monitor your pet's respiration, oxygenation and cardiac function while they are under anesthesia.  The doctor examines the mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth before starting the cleaning. This can reveal any cases of lesions, gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. When these are discovered, they can usually be handled during the treatment. After examining the mouth, we will complete a full cleaning of the teeth and polish them thoroughly to give your pet a healthy, attractive set of teeth.

After the anesthesia wears off, your pet is usually back to their normal self within a few hours. Call us today to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.