Dental Cleaning in Fayetteville
A proper dental hygiene routine, combined with regular dentist visits, is usually sufficient to properly care for a human mouth. However, it is difficult to brush a dog or cat’s teeth and flossing is out of the question, which means that your beloved pet requires gum disease prevention even more than you do. This is where a professional dental cleaning at our Fayetteville veterinary hospital comes in.
Studies show that over 85% of cats and dogs above the age of four suffer from periodontal disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to kidney, lung and heart problems. Thus, it is never too early to begin comprehensive dental care for your pet, which includes not only at-home prevention but also bringing them in for routine dental cleanings and examinations.
What Does a Dental Cleaning Entail?
While some veterinarians will refer you to a specialist, rest assured that our veterinary team is equipped with sophisticated tools and advanced knowledge to perform meticulous dental cleanings for pets of all breeds and ages.
A typical dental cleaning involves the following steps:
- While under general anesthesia, we perform a complete oral exam and take x-rays of your pet’s mouth to identify any underlying problems. This may include not only periodontal disease but also issues such as broken teeth, tooth decay and abscesses.
- We perform a deep cleaning below the gum line to remove plaque and/or tartar.
- We proceed with a scaling and polishing of the crown of each tooth to remove any excess bacteria, leaving a smooth surface that allows no room for new bacteria to settle.
We prefer to see pets with no previously diagnosed issues approximately once a year, while those with early symptoms should be evaluated every 6 months. When it comes to your pet’s dental health, we truly do not take any shortcuts!
Book Your Pet’s Dental Cleaning Today
To find out more about our professional dental cleanings in Fayetteville, GA, please call us at 770-460-0090 or email us at Fayette Veterinary Medical Center today. We look forward to providing your furry family member with a “smile” worthy of any human dentist!