Smile! It’s Dental Cleaning Season for Your Pet
We have four pet hospitals spread throughout Las Vegas and Henderson and we’re running a dental cleaning special at each location! For only $199 you get a complimentary pre-anesthetic exam and dental cleaning by our highly trained staff. Schedule Your Complimentary Dental Consultation Today
80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some form of dental disease by the age of 3.
What Happens When My Pet Goes to the Vet for a Dental Appointment?
During an initial appointment, the veterinarian will examine your pet, run pre-op blood work and generally make sure they are healthy. Teeth cleaning and polishing to remove the tartar and periodontal disease-causing plaque will also be done.
The specific treatment your pet may require will be discussed with you after the cleaning once each tooth and the gums have been checked.
Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning? Their Teeth Look Fine.
Good dental care is just as important for animals as it is for humans. Pain, tooth loss and bone loss are some side effects of chronic dental disease, and if not treated, can lead to a lower quality of life and premature death for a pet.
It can be difficult to know the extent of dental disease just by looking at the teeth which is why it’s important that a veterinarian thoroughly examines each tooth and the gums under anesthesia.
How Much is This Going to Cost Me?
We offer a free, complimentary pre-exam for dentals so that the doctor can assess your pet’s health, do pre-anesthetic bloodwork and give you an accurate estimate on costs for treatment. We’re currently running a dental cleaning special for $199!
Please give us a call if you have any questions!
Dental Care and Teeth Cleaning for Cats and Dogs
Dental care for your pets is just as important as taking them in for regular checkups and getting their vaccinations. The health of your pet’s teeth plays a major role in their quality and length of life.
When rough tartar accumulates on the surface of the teeth and touches the gum line, it is time for a professional dental cleaning exam with your veterinarian, and an in-depth discussion about ongoing treatment and prevention for your specific pet’s needs.
What happens during an initial dental cleaning exam?
An initial dental cleaning consultation exam allows us to first of all confirm that a dental cleaning is needed, and additionally make sure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the dental procedure.
This includes things like physically examining your pet for any issues, running preanesthetic blood tests to ensure kidney and liver function are satisfactory for anesthesia, as well as examining the heart and abdomen if needed. Anesthesia is important so that the vet can examine your pet, tooth-by-tooth including dental x-rays.
Any required procedures that may be needed before the exam will also be discussed.
what happens during a professional dental cleaning visit with the veterinarian?
During the dental cleaning visit, your pet’s teeth will be thoroughly examined, cleaned and polished to remove the tartar and periodontal disease-causing plaque. This is done with the help of veterinary assistants while your pet is under anesthesia, at which time any abnormalities will also be noted in the medical record.
A dental probe will be used to evaluate gum bleeding and periodontal pockets where food can accumulate and decay if not properly cared for.
When periodontal disease is advanced, it isn’t always possible to save the badly affected teeth, at which point extraction may need to happen either during the procedure or at a later time.
The specific treatment that your dog will require will be discussed with you after the cleaning and the tooth-by-tooth inspection under anesthesia. It can be difficult to predict the extent of dental disease in advance, so your veterinarian may call you during the procedure to discuss any findings or additional treatment that may be necessary.
How are my pets' teeth cleaned?
After a thorough examination of your pet’s teeth, tooth scaling will be performed, using both hand and ultrasonic scalers to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. After scaling, the teeth are then polished to remove microscopic scratches and decrease the rate of subsequent plaque build-up.
Do I have to make an appointment for a dental cleaning for my pet?
Yes. Making an appointment allows your veterinarian to run preanesthetic blood tests and examine your pet for any underlying health conditions before the procedure.
How can I prevent tartar from building up after the procedure?
Your veterinarian will discuss a regular dental care program and routine for your pet’s age and breed and will inform you that regular tooth brushing is a must. Professional dental cleanings with your veterinarian are generally recommended once every six months.
Can I use human toothpaste?
Human toothpaste contains ingredients that can cause internal problems for pets if swallowed. You should also avoid baking soda to clean your dog’s teeth as its high level of alkaline can upset the acid balance in the stomach and digestive tract.
Your pet’s dental health is important. The majority of dogs and cats will experience some level of dental disease by the age of just 3 years old, making it even more crucial to take your pet’s dental health seriously.
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