After over 50 years of service our team understands your pet's dental needs.
Our dental procedures begin with a careful exam and overall body function check before anesthesia is used. Fluids and an IV catheter are also used as a precaution.
One technician constantly monitors your pet while the other does the cleaning. EKG, pulse oximeter, blood pressure, and body temperature are constantly monitored.
We sedate your pet because otherwise they will not allow dental cleanings to be performed. Sedation is always done according to age, weight, and condition. Sedation allows us to completely clean and polish the teeth and go under the gum line where dangerous baceria is found.
Tartar removal is done with hand instruments and ultrasonic equipment. Polishing the teeth helps smooth down surfaces and make them resistant to new plaque.
This important part of the dental prophylaxis procedure decreases teeth sensitivity and plaque formation rate while strengthening enamel and providing antibacterial effects.
Dental cleanings are often performed when tooth and gum disease is already present. In some cases antibiotics are necessary. Injectable antibiotics are used in some cases where more advanced periodontal disease is found. Oral medication is also prescribed when needed.