Dog Teeth Cleaning

Puppy with tooth brush

Dog Teeth Cleaning

As a dog parent, you always have your canine’s best interest at heart and want to make the best choice for their care. When choosing your dog’s dental care, be sure to ask about a comprehensive veterinary dog dental cleaning and its long term benefits for your pet’s overall health.

A dog dental cleaning always begins with an initial oral exam of your dog’s mouth by a veterinarian. This allows them to get a general idea of your pet’s dental condition, and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and get good advice for dog dental care at home.

Blood is drawn for analysis to identify any potential problems with your dog’s dental health and to determine if your canine is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, if needed.

Anesthesia is what often worries most pet owners, but under proper protocols, anesthesia is very safe. We encourage pet owners to ask their veterinarian about their anesthesia process prior to scheduling a procedure.

Some veterinarians will use a local anesthetic in your dog’s mouth during treatment. This allows them to use less general anesthetic, thereby improving the safety of the anesthetic procedure and allowing your pet to recover more quickly and with less pain.

While under anesthesia, a comprehensive veterinary dog dental cleaning will include the following, without any pain or discomfort to your pet.

A complete oral exam and x-rays to identify any canine dental health problems beneath the gum line. Common painful problems that could be identified with x-rays are broken teeth and roots, periodontal disease, dead teeth, abscesses or infected teeth.

A full cleaning under the gum line where periodontal disease lurks. It would be impossible to clean this area on a dog that is awake, but periodontal disease begins with bacteria living below the gum tissue.

Professional scaling and polishing of the crown, or visible part of your dog’s teeth. A veterinary dog dental cleaning requires scaling or scraping the tooth to remove plaque. Scaling is performed to remove plaque and tartar buildup on the tooth crown. Lastly, the teeth are polished, leaving a completely smooth surface that discourages plaque and bacteria from adhering to the tooth surface.

If it’s been awhile since your pet’s teeth were professionally cleaned, call our office today to schedule an appointment for a dog dental cleaning. We want to ensure that your dog is receiving the best canine dental health care in Idaho Falls.


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Thank you so much for all the care you give to my cats. Azazel did great after her last dental. She bounced right back after she got home. ...

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