Pet Teeth Cleaning
Temple Heights Animal Hospital provides professional teeth cleaning under anesthesia. We measure for dental pockets, clean the teeth using an ultrasonic scaler, polish, and fluoride treat your pets’ teeth. We also administer antibiotics and pain medications as needed.
Your pet's teeth need to be cleaned 1-2 times per year. Periodontal disease results from the action of oral bacteria in conjunction with your pets response to that infection. Both are responsible for the creation of periodontal pockets. Once a pocket forms, it serves as a hiding place for food, plaque, and calculus to accumulate. Eventually, the tooth will loosen, and if allowed to continue, this will result in the loss of supporting bone and the destruction of supporting gingiva.
Anesthetic Dental Cleaning and Anesthesia Monitoring (above image)
Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning (above image)
Veterinary Assistant Lindsey performing a routine anesthetic dental cleaning (above image)