Protect Your Pet's Dental Health
Is your pet 3 years old or older? Visit Canton Veterinary Clinic to provide your pets with the benefit of a professional dental cleaning. You can protect the long-term health of your pet with our careful and attentive procedures that address tooth decay, abscesses, and other problems.
Cleaning Process Using Safe Anesthesia
Dental care is important to enhance the overall health of your pet as 75% of pets have some degree of dental disease by the age of 3. But people usually have a fear of anesthesia due to which they are hesitant to get their pet's teeth cleaned.
Over the last two decades, veterinary anesthesia has become very safe for use. Our doctors regularly perform these procedures on geriatric pets that have a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, heart murmurs, and epilepsy.
All pets are given a pre-anesthetic exam to remove any concerns before the anesthetic is administered. Any unapparent diseases that could cause problems are also detected by a pre-anesthetic blood work that is offered to all pets.
There is a small amount of risk that is always involved but we try to improve the overall safety of anesthesia by a careful approach that goes a long way.
Essential Tartar Removal
The process to clean the teeth of animals is almost similar to human dental cleanings. Pets have thick tartar buildup which is removed using powerful ultrasonic scalers instead of hand scalers. After the tartar is removed, the tooth surfaces are polished with the same gritty paste that is used on people.
Professional Extraction of Loose and Broken Teeth
Rely on our experienced doctors to extract the loose or broken teeth of your pets. Bacterial infection causes teeth to become loose by destroying the bone surrounding the teeth and weakening the periodontal ligament that anchors the tooth in the socket.
Bacteria can enter the root canal through the pulp cavity which is exposed by broken teeth and result in abscesses at the tooth root tip. These abscesses can create draining tracts below the eye or in the gums above the tooth of your pet and can be very painful in nature.
You can be sure that we will make every effort to determine if any extractions will be needed, before the cleaning procedure. In some cases, this can only be determined after examining the teeth under anesthesia or after removing the tartar.
We will give you a call if there is any need for unexpected extractions.
Quick Recovery Time
Expect your pet to fully recover from the effects of anesthesia by the time it goes home that evening. Your animal may be a bit sluggish that night, but should be back to normal by the following morning!
For any questions that you may have, give us a call at 309-647-2221.