Pet Dental Care
Clean teeth and a healthy mouth are a must for your pet! Regular dental examinations and cleanings are an important part of your pet's health care plan. Keeping your pet's teeth clean does more than stop bad breath - a regular dental care plan prevents gingivitis and periodontal disease, which can lead to more serious, damaging infections.
Imperial Animal Hospital provides complete dental care for your pet. We perform routine cleanings and polishings, as well as simple and surgical tooth extractions. We also are capable of performing more complex dental surgeries, including oronasal fistula repairs and pulpotomies.
Your Pet's Dental Cleaning
Your pet's dental cleaning is far different than the same procedure you undergo each year at your dentist's office. Because anesthesia is required to keep your pet safe and still during the cleaning, we perform a thorough physical exam and a series of blood tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for this procedure. These tests also help us develop an anesthetic protocol that is specific for your pet.
Once anesthesia is administered, the cleaning begins. We use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. Our specially trained dental technicians polish you pet's teeth, which creates a smooth, lustrous surface that is more resistant to plaque build-up. Finally, a fluoride treatment is used to help strengthen the enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Home Dental Care
Your pet's dental care shouldn't end when he or she leaves Imperial Animal Hospital. Our staff can show you how to brush your pet's teeth at home. This is an excellent way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up, promote good oral hygiene and, most of all, bond with your pet.