Dental health is very important in your pet’s overall health. We often neglect our pets’ teeth at home even when we know how important dental health is, though. For this reason, veterinary dental cleanings often become necessary to remove build-up and prevent decay of the teeth and disease of the gums.
Dental cleanings are performed under general anesthesia so that the entire oral cavity can be evaluated and the teeth cleaned well below the gum line. Dental radiographs are performed to evaluate the health of the tooth roots and extractions are performed when warranted. Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy is one of the best ways to keep your pet healthy for many years!