Pet Dental Cleanings
Dog or Cat Teeth Cleanings in Cape Canaveral, FL
Dr. Young has performed dog & cat teeth cleanings in Maui, Colorado, New Zealand, Australia, Bahrain, Qatar, The Cook Islands, Samoa, and Fiji! He has brought the knowledge and expertise of working around the world to Ocean Animal Hospital. Teeth cleanings are important procedures for preventative dental care. Why not have someone who has trained and practiced around the world help your loved one. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (321) 406-1618.
What Is a Pet Dental Cleaning?
During your dog or cat’s dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed. A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the dental procedure and allows us to fully inspect the teeth and remove tartar from under the gums. During anesthesia, a soft plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (the main airway in the throat) to support the patient’s breathing. Placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during the dental cleaning.
What Our Cleanings May Include:
- Removal of Visible Plaque and Tartar From the Teeth
- Elimination of Plaque and Tartar From Under the Gum
- Probing of Dental Sockets to Assess Dental Disease
- Polishing to Smooth Enamel Scratches That May Attract Bacteria
- Dental Radiographs (X-Rays) to Evaluate Problems Below the Gumline
- Application of Fluoride or a Dental Sealer
- Removal or Repair of Fractured or Infected Teeth
- Dental Charting So Progression of Dental Disease Can Be Monitored Over Time
- Inspection of the Lips, Tongue, and Entire Mouth for Growths, Wounds, or Other Problems
How Do I Know If My Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth is important to catch dental disease in the early stages. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth, close to the gum-line. Redness or bleeding along the gum-line may indicate gingivitis.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?
A professional dog or cat dental cleaning removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss.
Schedule an Appointment Today at Ocean Animal Hospital
Our team is excited to help with any questions or concerns you might have about a dog or cat dental cleaning in Cape Canaveral FL. Schedule an appointment for a consultation or same day cleaning today. Call us at (321) 406-1618!
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