Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Plant City, FL
At Plant City Animal Hospital, we strive to keep our patients happy and healthy, and that includes monitoring their dental health. Dental disease can be prevalent among pets and lead to tooth loss and infection of the heart, liver, and kidneys. Luckily, dental disease can be prevented through a proper dental care regimen. Our team can recommend a teeth cleaning plan that best suits your dog or cat and their specific needs.
Managing Your Pet’s Dental Health
Many oral problems can be hidden below the gum line and require a thorough assessment. For our team to make an accurate oral health assessment, your pet must be fully sedated. This enables our doctors to properly examine every individual tooth and check their gums.
Here is what to expect at an appointment:
Following extraction(s), we clean and polish the remaining teeth and apply fluoride treatment. Our OraVet gel creates an invisible barrier to protect the teeth from plaque and tartar buildup.
If no extractions are necessary, we clean the teeth above and below the gum line. If extractions are needed, we perform nerve blocks to keep pain at a minimum. Owners are always contacted for approval before we perform any dental extractions.
Following any extractions, we clean and polish the teeth and apply a fluoride treatment. The OraVet gel creates an invisible barrier to protect your pet’s teeth from plaque and tartar buildup.
Then, we place antibiotic Clindoral gel in deep gingival pockets around the teeth to prevent infection.
We send our patients home with additional pain relief medication and can recommend a water additive to significantly reduce bacterial buildup in the mouth.
Patients that undergo tooth extractions are required to have a follow-up visit a month after the initial procedure. This helps our doctors ensure that they are healing properly, and no other oral problems have developed.
Does Your Pet Show
the Signs of Dental Disease?
Your pet may not be able to tell you when they are feeling pain or discomfort, but there are symptoms and behaviors to look for:
- Bad breath
- Brown/yellow teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bright red gums
- Bleeding gums
- Excessive drooling
- Pawing at the mouth
- Avoidance of any activities that involve chewing