We recommend dentals routinely to maintain the oral and general health of our patients. The frequency of pets needing a routine prophylaxis averages between 6 months and 2 years. A dental prophylaxis involves scaling and polishing. The mouth will be examined and probed by the doctor looking for any loose teeth, pockets, cavities, and gingival recession.
Dentals are performed usually in the mornings with discharges usually in the afternoon. They are performed under general anesthesia. All the same precautions are undertaken as with any general surgery (IV catheter, and anesthetic monitoring).