Ultrasonic Pet Teeth Cleaning

Puppy with tooth brush

Ultrasonic Pet Teeth Cleaning

Proper pet dental care involves more than just scraping tartar off the teeth. Thorough pet teeth cleaning involve scaling, probing and polishing. These can typically only be accomplished on an anesthetized pet. When these procedures are performed properly, we can reverse the gingivitis process and keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthier for a longer period of time.

Ultrasonic Teeth Cleaning

Scaling teeth is made easier by a special instrument called an ultrasonic scaler. By vibrating tartar off the teeth with this instrument, we cause minimal trauma to the tooth enamel. The rapid manner in which it removes the tartar minimizes anesthetic time and the gentle nature of the scaler allows us to clean beneath the gum line.

A special dental instrument is used to break off larger pieces of tartar before we use the scaler. It enables us to clean the teeth faster, and again to minimize anesthetic time and reduce wear on the ultrasonic scaler tip. This specialized ultrasonic teeth-cleaning scaler is made specifically for animal teeth.

When the tartar is heavy, it takes longer to remove. To minimize any trauma to the tooth’s enamel or gum, we drip additional water on the area being scaled. Without the scaler, the pet’s teeth would require hand scaling, a process that would take substantially longer.

After scaling, a special dental probe is carefully inserted under the gum to look for any pockets. If there is a pocket, we will pack the opening with an antibiotic to restore the gums to normal health. After the teeth are scaled and probed, we spray them with a solution to further help eliminate the bacteria that are causing gingivitis.

Lastly, the teeth are polished, leaving a completely smooth surface that discourages plaque and bacteria from adhering to the tooth surface. Once bacteria get reestablished, the cycle of plaque leading to tartar and eventually gingivitis gets started all over again.

If you are interested in ultrasonic pet teeth cleaning and would like more information, call our office today to schedule a consultation. We want to ensure that your pet is receiving the best dental health care available in Idaho Falls.


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