Veterinary dentistry differs from human dentistry in that all procedures necessitate the use of general anesthesia. As a result, patients will stay at the hospital for the day until they are fully recovered from it’s effects. A routine dental procedure includes sub-gingival (below the gum-line) cleaning as well as ultrasonic scaling to remove plaque and tartar buildup. The veterinarian will also do an overall assessment of your pet’s mouth while they are under anesthesia, checking gum condition and looking for loose and/or broken teeth.
Dental care does not end once your pet returns home from the veterinarian. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at least weekly to maintain good oral health. Upon discharge from the hospital, a veterinary technician will instruct you on the proper method, as well as provide you with a dental “goodie bag” to take home.