Pet's need Dental Care Too!!
Is your pet having any of these problems?
Chewing on one side of the mouth
Dropping food when eating
Pawing at face
Shying away when face or head is petted
Bleeding from mouth
Occasional unexplained behavioral changes
Loss of appetite
Refusing to chew on toys
Refusing to drink cold water
Refusing to eat hard food
80% of dogs and 70% of cats over age 3 have some form of oral
disease. Your pet's teeth should be brushed regularly to avoid
gum disease. But even with regular brushing, it is necessary
to have their teeth cleaned (scaled and polished) from time
to time. It is very important to have your pet's teeth checked
regularly by your veterinarian.
Here's what to expect during a dental procedure at PET CARE
European Veterinary Clinic.
Because it is necessary to use general anaesthesia while cleaning your pet's
teeth, the process begins with a physical examination. Your pet's general health
must be evaluated before anaesthesia is administered to ensure that he/she
is not put at risk.
A thorough exam is performed.
Pre-operative blood work, x-rays or
ultrasound may need to be done.
A periodontal probe is used to check
for pockets underneath the gum line where
periodontal disease starts. Large pieces
of tartar are removed with an ultrasonic
scaler, and a hand scaler is used to
remove tartar from crevices and underneath
the gum line. Other tools are used to
finish cleaning above and below the gum
Your pet's teeth are polished to smooth
out scratches in the enamel.
Your pet's gums are washed with an
antibacterial solution to help delay
tartar build-up both above and below
the gum line and to decrease chance of
Your pet may receive a fluoride treatment
to strengthen his teeth and to desensitize
Some teeth may require extraction if
they are loose or badly infected.
The patient is monitored by a technician
throughout the procedure and pain is
On admission you will be told when to call for an update on
the condition of your pet and to find out what time he/she can
be released from the hospital. After the dental procedure it
will be up to you to do daily home care to ensure your pet has
a healthy and comfortable mouth.