We scale and polish your pet’s teeth the same as your dentist does yours. Scaling (removing the plaque and tartar) is done manually or with our ultrasonic scaler, and cleaning is performed below as well as above the gum line.
Our technicians chart the teeth and note any periodontal disease (disease below the gum line, missing teeth, extracted teeth or other abnormalities.
We are also do dental x-rays to detect any disease below the gum line and ensure complete removal of extracted teeth. Often teeth will appear normal above the gum, but below bone loss, abscesses and extra roots can be detected. For extractions, our high speed drill makes tooth removal of even difficult teeth simpler and less traumatic.
If severe or difficult problems are detected, there is a board certified veterinary dentist we can refer your pet to.
Remember, your pet will need to be anesthetized for dental procedures…they will not sit still and open their mouth like we do!