Why get your pet's teeth professionally cleaned? The answer is simple: Health. It's all about keeping your pet healthy so they can live long happy lives. Unfortunately, when teeth aren't cleaned regularly periodontal disease and gingivitis are a high risk which can lead to heart, liver and kidney failure if left untreated. The signs are the same in humans as in animals.
Some signs to look out for:
- Bad breath
- Changes in eating habits
- Yellow to brown crust on teeth
- Bleeding gums
Brushing is the best method to clean teeth and must be done daily, just as you or I would. You must use special toothpaste without fluoride because animals can not swallow the fluoride in our regular toothpaste. The C.E.T. brand toothpaste contains oral enzymes that are meant to be swallowed and work with the saliva. They are safe and effective.
Routine professional cleanings can help prevent other diseases involving the heart, liver and kidneys. We require that a complete physical exam is done within 3 months prior to the dental procedure.
Our dental bundle includes;
- Intravenous (IV) catheter placement and maintenance by a fluid pump
- IV fluids
- Pre-anesthetic bloodwork (PCV and chemistry profile)
- Pre-anesthetic anti nausea and sedative medications to make general anesthesia safer
- 1 and ½ hours of anesthesia (the average time needed to complete x-rays, oral exam, scaling and polishing)
- Full mouth dental x-rays
- Complete oral exam
- Monitoring while under anesthesia (EKG monitor, Blood Pressure, Temperature, Respiratory)
- Scaling and polishing of the teeth
- Hospitalization and monitoring post procedure for the day
Sanos is a dental sealant that is painted on the teeth and helps slow the build-up of plaque and tartar for up to 6 months. Fluoride is the same as what we get at the dentist, it is used to help strengthen the enamel.