Routine veterinary dentistry involves prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) which includes a full oral examination, scaling, and polishing. Prophylaxis is performed with your pet under general anesthesia. To ensure the safety of your pet, blood work will be performed prior to anesthesia.
Dental procedures include cleaning each tooth and scaling under the gums to remove food, bacteria and tartar build-up. During the procedure, the veterinarian examines your pets teeth thoroughly for any cracks, breaks, or periodontal disease. If your pet is found to have more advanced dental or periodontal disease, your veterinarian may recommend more specialized procedures.
Signs of severe gum disease are:
After dental cleaning:
Before dental cleaning:
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