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What to Know About Pet Dental Cleaning

When you want to know more about the pet dental cleaning your animal will need when visiting a professional, be sure to read on to find out all the info. Our trained team can guide you through the processes step by step, to ensure you understand all elements of what is needed. When you have scheduled and checked in, your animal is examined by the attending veterinarian. This includes taking the temperature, getting the weight, checking the teeth, the heart, and lungs. With the right info in hand, they can proceed with the treatment and the right levels of anesthetic. Read on to find out more about what your treatment will include.

Analysis and Checking 

When the treatment starts your animal will need to be anesthetized to ensure no movement or issue while the expert team is at work. The attending professional will first need to remove any chunks of tartar that may have built up on teeth. The teeth are individually scrutinized for infection, pockets, or other evidence of disease that may be forming. Cavities are not commonly seen in dogs and cats so any signs of these should be of increased concern. Any abnormal findings are indicated to the attending doctor and a decision on the best treatment is determined. In the case of pockets and infected teeth, x-rays will need to be taken to determine whether or not a tooth should be removed.

Removal of Problem Areas 

Plaque is removed from all the teeth in the most effective manner possible, using an ultrasonic scaler. This process can only happen once all the plaque has been removed. Removing the plaque under the gum line is an important step in preventing ongoing or future disease. All plaque is composed primarily of bacteria. If left undisturbed under the gum line, it puts the teeth at serious risk for infection.

Be Sure Of Containment 

When leaving these issues to develop they can often impact the health of the tooth and root. Due to the association of the blood supply and tooth roots within the bone, this infection can easily enter the bloodstream and spread to a number of organs such as the heart, kidneys, and or liver. These are to be contained and treated to ensure that the issue is not causing further harm to your animal’s health.

When you need to take care of your pet’s dental cleaning, be sure to visit a professional team that can cater to the needs of your animal. Be sure to get in touch to book a check-up, or contact us to find out more about these solutions.