Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Services in Henderson, NV

Do you practice good oral hygiene with your pet? If not, there’s no better time to start. Most dogs and cats over age 3 have some form of dental disease, which, in addition to affecting their oral health, can also affect their systemic health. Sunridge Animal Hospital offers professional cat and dog teeth cleaning services to Henderson and surrounding areas as an essential preventative against gingivitis, periodontal disease, and other harmful conditions. We can also guide you along in finding the right at-home dental care methods to keep your pet’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.

We recommend that pets have an oral exam every 6 months to ensure they’re keeping dental disease at bay.
Call (702) 896-1716 to schedule your pet’s exam!

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What We Look for During an Oral Exam

Your veterinarian will need to check your pet’s mouth for specific signs that could point to a larger problem. Even bad breath can indicate something more serious. Here are a few of the things we look for:

  • Swelling and redness of the gums
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth root exposure
  • Jaw problems
  • Abnormal/misaligned bite

What Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Involves at Our Hospital

We perform all teeth cleanings with our patients under general anesthesia. This allows our team to be thorough in our assessment of your pet’s oral health, and in their teeth cleaning, without causing your pet any stress or discomfort.

Pre-anesthetic exam

Before going into their procedure, your pet will need to be examined and undergo a blood test so we can assess their organ function and confirm that they can be anesthetized safely.

Dental X-rays

With our dental X-ray machine, we can go further with our examination and determine if there are any problems (such as abscesses, tooth fractures, decay, tooth resorption, and other issues) occurring below the gum line.

Extractions

With our dental X-ray machine, we can go further with our examination and determine if there are any problems (such as abscesses, tooth fractures, decay, tooth resorption, and other issues) occurring below the gum line.

Full oral exam

While your pet is under anesthesia, we can closely evaluate their oral cavity and probe the gums for signs of periodontal disease.

Teeth cleaning

The cleaning procedure itself involves scaling the teeth from top to bottom (and under the gum line) to remove hardened material, along with rinsing of the gums and entire oral cavity to remove any debris left behind. We will also polish your pet’s teeth to smooth down the enamel, which helps to slow future plaque buildup.

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How to Manage Your Pet’s Dental Care at Home

We highly recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily if not weekly, to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. There are also other products you can use to protect your pet from gingivitis and other problems, such as tartar control diets and treats, dental chews, and more. Our team would be happy to give you more information so you can make the best choices for your four-legged family member. If you have any questions, call us today at (702) 896-1716!