The following are signs that your dog or cat may have a problem in his mouth and should be checked by a veterinarian:
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Inflamed gums
- Tumours in the gums
- Cysts under the tongue
- Loose teeth
All of our dental procedures include pre-anesthetic bloodwork, full mouth dental x-rays, a general anesthetic, intravenous fluids, and antibiotics/pain meds if needed.
Our dental cleaning is very similar to what you would experience at your own dentist. We use dental probes and hand scalers to initially examine the mouth followed by a high speed electric scaler to remove all tartar present. After we do a complete polishing and a antiseptic rinse. While the vet performs the dental, the technician is charting the teeth and monitoring the anesthetic.