Even though it is so common and harmful, dental disease is one of the most overlooked diseases in pets. The condition can travel through the bloodstream if left untreated. This causes many problems, including heart, liver, and kidney disease. We are happy to provide dental services, such as professional dental cleaning, to help your pet achieve the best dental hygiene. To book an appointment, you can call us at (416) 351-1212.
Why does my pet require professional dental cleaning?
We offer our patients professional dental cleaning under anesthesia. During this procedure, the vet cleans your pet’s teeth like your dentist cleans your teeth. Since your pet is under anesthesia, we can go underneath the gums and in other hard-to-reach places. The vet removes plaque and tartar, reducing periodontal disease and improving your pet’s overall health and behaviour.
How long does a professional dental cleaning take?
The process might take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. This is determined by the pet’s condition, the number of X-rays necessary, and whether or not teeth extractions are required. Preparing the pet for dental surgery (e.g., pre-anesthetic bloodwork, sedation, IV fluids) and post-dental patient monitoring are similarly time-consuming. So, if you dropped off your pet for a dental cleaning in the morning, you could pick them back up in the late afternoon or early evening.
Does brushing my pet’s teeth at home really help?
Definitely! Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly at home has several benefits. Veterinarians highly recommend that you brush their teeth daily to maintain good oral and dental hygiene. The benefits associated with brushing include:
- Prevention of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis and gum diseases
- Prevention of bad breath
- Removal of stains from teeth
- Preventing the build-up of tartar and plaque
- Enabling you to notice any signs of dental disease
- Maintaining long-term dental health