Dental disease is one of the most overlooked problems in pets. Any wellness exam will include a dental examination. Based on that, our veterinarians will be able to make recommendations for preventive care or treatment.
We recommend regular dental cleanings for dogs, cats, and ferrets. Rabbits and other rodents may need to have their teeth “trimmed” if they are overgrown and having difficulty eating.
Pre-anesthetic blood work is required as animals will undergo general anesthesia for this procedure. Your pet will receive an IV catheter and will be maintained on fluids and his or her vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure. Our hospital is equipped with an ultrasonic dental scaler and polisher for cleaning your pet’s teeth. The teeth will be cleaned and more closely examined for infections, fractures, etc. Appropriate treatment will then be implemented. After the procedure, a member of our team will monitor your pet until he or she has recovered from anesthesia. The veterinarian will give you specific home care instructions when your pet is discharged from the hospital.