Most pet owners don’t realize that dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions. Many dogs and cats are susceptible to dental problems. As part of normal grooming care, you can quickly and easily inspect the teeth for signs of tartar accumulation. Clinical dental examinations, by a Case professional, during Wellness checkups are vital.
Many pets will receive a recommendation of having a professional dental cleaning. At that time, our dental technician would use an ultrasound dental scaler to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. The dental technicians will polish the teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments will be used help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.
Similar to your own dental visit, the veterinarian will check in with the hygienist to make sure that everything else looks fine in the mouth and no dental x-rays or extractions are warranted. Advanced dental care is also available, including root canals. Ask your Case professional about the right dental care for your pet.