Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Lindenhurst, IL

How We Perform Professional Cat and Dog Teeth Cleanings

How We Perform Professional Cat and Dog Teeth Cleanings

veterinarian cleaning dog's teeth

Pet teeth cleaning procedures are somewhat similar to human teeth cleanings, but they require putting your dog or cat under anesthesia for their comfort and safety. Plus, this allows our team to thoroughly remove all traces of tartar buildup from your pet’s teeth and check for underlying oral disease.

To ensure that anesthesia is safe for your pet, we first need to do pre-anesthetic blood work to check their organ function and overall health. Then, we take the following steps to clean your pet’s teeth:

  • We administer anesthesia according to your pet’s medical history, health, and body weight
  • Radiographs are taken to diagnose hidden dental problems like broken roots or infections
  • We carefully assess each tooth for stability and check for pockets along the gum line and fractures at the crown
  • The crown of each tooth and the roots below the gum line are thoroughly cleaned
  • If necessary, we can treat deep gingival pockets with antibiotic gel, and extract painful teeth
  • We polish your pet’s teeth smooth to reduce surface abrasions and plaque accumulation
The Importance of Routine Pet Dental Care

The Importance of Routine Pet Dental Care

The gold standard for cat and dog teeth cleaning is daily brushing with pet-friendly toothpaste. However, not all pets are cooperative with this routine. In such cases, alternatives like dental rinses and chews can be considered. We aim to supplement your pet’s dental care in any way possible to protect them from the ravages of dental disease, which can lead to tooth loss and major organ diseases.

It’s essential to maintain your pet’s dental care between teeth cleanings at our hospital. If you have any questions about how to care for your pet’s teeth, our team will be more than happy to help you. Contact Lindenhurst Animal Hospital at (847) 356-1516!