Anesthetized Dental Cleanings
When your pet is in need of a prophylactic dental cleaning or an oral procedure, they will need to be
placed under anesthesia. Pre-anesthetic laboratory screening may be warranted depending on age and overall health of a pet. While anesthetized, our patients will receive intravenous fluids and will have their vitals monitored by one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. A thorough oral exam will be performed documenting any abnormalities. Our veterinarians will then make recommendations on an individual case basis. If no additional procedures are warranted, a routine cleaning will be performed. This involves scaling, above and below the gum line, ultrasonically and/or by hand, and polishing to ensure a smooth surface resistant to plaque buildup. Your pet’s mouth will then be charted as part of a permanent record for reference if future dentals are warranted. Finally, a fluoride treatment is applied to promote healthy enamel.