Pet Dental Cleanings Veterinary Service in East Rockaway, NY
At East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital, we believe it is critical for your pet to have its teeth checked on a regular basis.
To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (516) 887-3322.
What is a Pet Dental Cleaning?
During your dog or cat’s dental cleaning (sometimes called prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed. A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the dental procedure and allows us to fully inspect the teeth and remove tartar from under the gums. During anesthesia, a soft plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (the main airway in the throat) to support the patient’s breathing. Placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during dental cleaning.
What Our Cleanings May Include
- Removing Visible Plaque and Tartar From the Teeth
- Eliminating Plaque and Tartar From Under the Gum
- Probing Dental Sockets to Assess Dental Disease
- Polishing Teeth to Smooth Enamel Scratches That May Attract Bacteria
- Performing Dental Radiographs (X-rays) to Evaluate Problems Below the Gumline
- Monitoring Dental Disease Progression by Performing Dental Charting
- Inspecting the Lips, Tongue, and Entire Mouth for Growths, Wounds, or Other Problems
How Do I Know If My Pet Needs Dental Cleaning?
Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth is important for catching dental disease in the early stages. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth close to the gum line. Redness or bleeding along the gum line may indicate gingivitis.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?
A professional dog or cat dental cleaning removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss.
Schedule an Appointment Today at East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital
Our team looks forward to helping with any questions or concerns you might have about a dog or cat dental cleaning in East Rockaway, NY. Schedule an appointment for a consultation or a dental cleaning today. Call us at (516) 887-3322!