Dental cleanings are recommended in pets prevent serious dental pain, disease, and infection. We provide the gold standard of care with dental radiology, cleaning, and surgical tooth extraction as necessary.
Cohutta Animal Clinic’s up-to-date dentistry equipment ensures easy and safe preventative care procedures, as well as advanced periodontal treatment solutions, for pets of all age ranges and levels of periodontal disease. We offer detailed scaling and polishing, a careful inspection of your pet’s teeth and gums, state-of-the-art dental radiology, dental extractions and gingival procedures customized to your pets individual needs. Our skilled and knowledgeable staff is devoted to the well-being of your pet’s health and safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask one of our Technicians or the Vet for a consultation prior to your pets dental procedure.
We took the time and effort to select top-of-the-line anesthesia monitoring equipment, so you can worry less! This is especially reassuring when considering to treat your senior pets, whose continued heart health relies on a healthy set of teeth. Under supervision of our licensed Veterinarian, the dentistry trained Technician will scale, polish, and evaluate your pets oral health. Our Veterinarian will then inspect your pet’s teeth and gums thoroughly to ensure that no remaining oral health problems exist before your pet is anesthetically recovered. As indicated or medically necessary, we reserve the right to take dental radiographs of your pet’s teeth to evaluate the roots.
How do I know if my pet needs his/her teeth cleaned?
Signs that your pet may need his/her teeth cleaned can vary anywhere from bad breath, to your pet having difficulty eating or no longer showing interest in food due to mobile teeth or sore gums. Please have your pet’s teeth and gums checked annually to rule out oral health problems that could be causing pain and/or other health issues for your beloved pet. If the tartar is not removed, much more serious problems such as periodontal disease, abscesses and even cardiac health issues can occur.
What can I do to prevent tartar buildup on my pet’s teeth?
Standard dentistry recommendations for people are to brush your teeth frequently to ensure oral health and prevent periodontal disease. The same holds true for your pet! Although brushing your pet’s teeth every day may not be practical (or easy), it is highly recommended that you brush your pet’s teeth at least 2 – 3 times a week.
The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends that your pet receives a full dental cleaning every 6 months, which follows the same guidelines that your dentist recommends for you. Imagine what that cleaning procedure for you would be like if you didn’t brush your teeth between dental visits. Just as in humans, home dental care is the single most important aspect of regular dental care for your pet.