Routine veterinary dentistry includes a full oral examination, scaling, and polishing of the teeth. This procedure is performed with your pet under general anesthesia. Pre-anesthetic blood work will be performed prior to anesthesia.
The dental procedure includes cleaning and polishing of each tooth and scaling under the gums to remove food, bacteria, and tartar build-up. During the procedure, the veterinarian examines your pet’s teeth thoroughly for any cracks, breaks, or periodontal disease. If your pet is found to have more advanced dental or periodontal disease, your veterinarian may recommend more specialized procedures.
Signs of severe gum disease are: