The Importance of Cat & Dog Teeth Cleaning
Do you brush your teeth every day? What about your pet’s? Their teeth need just as much care as your own! For your pet to live their best life, they require regular professional pet dental care as well as consistent at-home cleaning. Without consistent care, your pet may develop dental disease that can cause more serious problems if left untreated. Bring your pet to Evergreen Veterinary Hospital in San Jose for a cat or dog teeth cleaning and tips for at-home care!
Our Dental Procedures
Your pet’s teeth are much more than meets the eye—literally! Only about one-third of the tooth is visible, while the rest lies below the gumline. While tartar and plaque on the visible teeth causes discoloration, it’s the buildup beneath the gumline that can causes serious dental issues. In order to clean the entirety of your pet’s teeth, our pet dental care procedure requires anesthesia—but don’t worry. We take every precaution to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia, receives just the right amount for their needs, and is closely monitored from start to finish.
Dental services we offer include:
- X-rays before cleaning
- Scaling and polishing
- Evaluation of the entire mouth
- Extractions, if needed
- X-rays after extractions
Additionally, your pet receives pain medication before and after the procedure to ensure their comfort throughout.
We are determined to give your pet the best medical care we can, and monitoring their recovery is a large part of that! Even though they’ve left the clinic, they don’t leave our minds. We’ll typically follow up with a phone call the day after your pet’s dental procedure to make sure they’re doing well. We also love to see them about a week after for a quick exam to ensure their mouth is healthy and any extractions are healing.
Fitting In At-Home Care
We know that brushing your pet’s teeth everyday can be an impossible task. Busy schedules and uncooperative pets make it more of a hassle than it seems it’s worth. However, your pet still needs some level of pet dental care at home! To help on those days when brushing isn’t possible, we can recommend dental chews, water additives, and other care products to make sure your pet receives the care they need.
Contact us today for more information about pet dental care, our services, and what you can do at home!