PET DENTAL CLEANINGS
Dental disease can lead to other health issues in dogs and cats.If your pet goes unchecked for dental disease, they are at a higher risk for heart, kidney, and liver disease!
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?
“Lift the Lip” if your pet has:
Pain when eating
Professional Dental Cleaning for your pet at Agape Animal Clinic
Typically, your pet would be admitted in the morning after an overnight fast from food and water. We perform pre-surgical blood work for each of our patients prior to placing them under anesthesia. If the routine blood tests are normal and your pet is judged to be a good candidate for anesthesia and dentistry, we can begin.
Though very small, anesthesia is a very real risk for dogs and cats, just as it is for humans. , we take care to further reduce the risks of anesthesia by following a proactive protocol to assess our patients and monitor their care throughout the dental procedure, including pre-anesthetic testing, inhalant gas, electronic monitoring, and intravenous fluids.
Please remember, the adverse effects of bad teeth on the overall health of the pet greatly outweigh the anesthetic risk.
There are various pre-anesthetic sedation that are utilized, depending on the pet's age, size and Dr. Coy's preference. After your pet is relaxed general anesthesia will be administered using an endotracheal tube, which is regulated throughout the procedure so that work can be done painlessly and still have the patient at a safe level of anesthesia. Our dental team monitors each patient throughout the dental procedure to ensure the patient is responding appropriately to the anesthesia. We use very safe anesthetics and monitor your pet for any adverse reactions as they recover.
An ultrasonic instrument is used to separate the plaque from the teeth. It sprays cooling water at the time it works it's cleaning magic on the teeth. After the teeth are "scaled" a light buffing is done to polish the teeth.
The procedure is performed in the late morning to early afternoon. Patients are ready to return home after 3 pm the same day.