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Does My Pet Need A Dental?

Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:

- Bad breath. 
- Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in plaque/tartar. 
- Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area. 
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth. 
- Bleeding from the mouth. 
- Loss of appetite or loss of weight (this combination can result from diseases of many organs, and early veterinary examination is important).

Is A Non-Anesthetic Dental Better?

Anesthesia Free Dental Cleanings / Non-Anesthetic 'Dentals'

Anesthesia free dental procedures are not able to clean beneath the gum line to prevent periodontal disease, nor are they able to look beneath the gum-line to identify problems before they become painful and expensive to treat.  Under Anesthesia your pet will receive a thorough dental evaluation and the teeth can be professionally scaled and polished.

What should I expect at my pets dental?

After an initial examination, the pet is sedated under general anesthesia, and then the teeth are scaled and polished using specialized equipment. Other medical items, such as a fractured tooth or a tooth requiring extraction, will be addressed as well. Throughout the procedure, the pet is monitored closely which includes temperature, pulse, oxygen level, electrocardiogram and warm fluids are given via IV.  After the procedure the pet recovers in a quiet, warm environment and is closely observed.