Your pet’s dental health is one of the most important aspects of his or her wellness. As part of Court Square Animal Hospital’s routine dental care, we perform a thorough dental examination during your pet’s annual wellness visit. If necessary, we may recommend a dental cleaning. Our professional dental cleanings include:
- A complete dental exam with x-rays
- Ultrasonic scaling
- Root planing
A professional veterinary dental cleaning requires that your pet is under anesthesia. To ensure the safety of your pet, we recommend CBC and chemistry blood tests be performed prior to your pet’s dental procedure to ensure your dog or cat is a good candidate for anesthesia and determine the specific amount necessary for your pet. Your pet will be closely monitored for circulation, oxygenation, ventilation, carbon dioxide levels, blood pressure and temperature by a skilled licensed veterinary technician before, during, and after anesthesia.
During the dental cleaning procedure, we will place your pet under anesthesia to perform the dental exam and cleaning. Our facility uses safe, state-of-the-art monitoring techniques for every dental procedure.
Your pet’s vital signs are tracked by a trained technician using a digital monitoring device during the entire course of the dental cleaning procedure. After the procedure, we will closely monitor your pet to ensure there is a smooth recovery.
If your pet is experiencing a dental emergency, please call us or bring your pet directly to our emergency hospital, West Hills Animal Hospital & 24 hr Emergency Center.
At-Home Dental Care
Our veterinarians also recommend daily at-home dental care to prevent the build-up of plaque on your pet’s teeth. If not removed, bacteria from the plaque hardens to form calculus, and can lead to oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Infection at this advanced stage can spread to other parts of the body and cause life-threatening conditions, including major organ failure. Our staff can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home. We are happy to answer any dental care questions you may have.