Pet Dental Cleanings: What Really Happens

Dental Cleanings for Pets

Regular dental care is important in order to keep your pet’s oral health in good shape. Our team at the Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, is happy to assist your cat or dog with a dental cleaning, which can prevent tooth decay and disease. We invite you to keep reading to learn about the importance of dental cleanings!

The Importance of Dental Care 

Your pet's dental health can indicate the state of the rest of their health. Neglecting dental care can lead to bigger concerns, such as heart disease or diabetes. When you visit us for regular appointments, we can detect any conditions and treat them before they become serve. Not just that, it helps us evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums. Our veterinarians will perform a dental exam and speak with you about any additional crew that may be needed.

The Process of Pet Teeth Cleaning

Anesthesia is necessary to reduce stress, prevents pain, and allow us to access your pet’s back teeth. Once we've administered the anesthesia, we will remove tartar and plaque that has built up. The dental tools we use are similar to the ones that are used on people. We examine each tooth to ensure it isn't loose or damaged. If we find that are damaged, your pet may need an extraction.

Once your pet's teeth are clean, our veterinarians will polish them to remove the remaining tartar and plaque. Polishing helps smooth the surface of the teeth and prevents future buildup. Our veterinarian swill also use fluoride to strengthen the teeth and prevent decay. After the cleaning, we will closely monitor your pet as they wake up from the anesthesia. Your cat or dog will probably need some pain medication to avoid discomfort and will be drowsy for the next few hours. We will also provide you with aftercare instructions and dental practices that you can implement.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At The Village Vet in Baltimore, MD, we provide dental care to prevent any diseases and keep your pet healthy. To schedule a cleaning or learn more about our services, call us at (410) 367-8111).