Pet Dental Care

Ensuring your pet has optimal dental health is very important to their overall health. Good, effective dental care begins when you bring your new pet home. Good dental health can improve your pet's overall health, happiness and well-being. It can also add additional years to your pet's life! Regular, routine dental checkups and ultrasonic teeth cleanings are vital to ensuring your pet is the healthiest they can be.
When your pet's teeth are left untreated, dental disease can occur. Symptoms of dental disease are increased levels of pain for your pet, chewing difficulty and bad breath. In addition, it can lead to very serious systemic disease of your pet's heath, liver, or their kidneys can threaten your pet's health, even before symptoms become apparent. About 80 percent of dogs and cats will develop some type of tooth or gum disease by the age of three.
Veterinarian Checking on Dog's Teeth - Animal Hospital in Evergreen, CO

Veterinary Dental Services

The most vital part of good dental care for your pet is a complete oral exam with a thorough canine/feline teeth cleaning. Dental cleaning care includes an ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and a mouth rinse. We also follow up with antibiotics, which is a combination that is designed to remove plaque and slow buildup after cleaning.

Dental prophylaxis Includes:

  • Complete pre-anesthesia examination
  • Pre-anesthetic laboratory test
  • IV antibiotic injection with the procedure
  • IV fluids to maintain blood pressure
  • Monitoring of anesthesia including oxygen tension, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.
  • Oral examination under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Supra and subgingival dental scaling
  • Tooth extractions, if necessary
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application
  • Antibiotics and pain medication as needed for at home care after dental cleaning.
  • Charting, to track your pets teeth
Dr. Karen thoroughly evaluates your pet's teeth and tracks their dental health. To schedule an appointment, contact us today.