Dog teeth cleaning and periodontal disease:
Why is Dog teeth cleaning so important? Well, lets take a look. Puppies have 28 temporary teeth, 14 in the upper jaw and 14 in the lower jaw. These deciduous teeth erupt at about three to four weeks of age. Dogs have 42 permanent teeth, 20 on the top, and 22 on the bottom. These begin to emerge at about four months of age. Dogs have 6 permanent teeth that have 3 roots each, and 14 teeth that each have 2 roots.
Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable with regular dog teeth cleaning. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and periodontal therapy often comes too late to prevent extensive disease or to save teeth. As a result, periodontal disease is usually under-treated, and may cause multiple problems in the oral cavity and may be associated with damage to internal organs in some patients as they age.
What we Do
We offer an alternative and safer method to the traditional anesthetic dental dog teeth cleaning. With regular cleaning and maintenance of your dog’s teeth, your dog’s oral health will improve and reduce the risk of certain illnesses in dogs.
With a regular dental cleaning we prevent problems before they even begin and ensure a longer, healthier life for your dogs.
Our service is a non-invasive method that does not use any medications, sedatives or anesthesia. Our vision is to provide our clients with the safest possible oral cleaning available on the market and are always focusing on preventative care and educating the consumer on the importance of regular pet dental cleanings. We also offer Cat Teeth Cleaning
Cleaning your pet’s teeth is not only a cosmetic concern, tooth plaque contains bacteria that can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, which can result in oral disease and tooth loss. Additional negative impacts on oral health, bacteria can enter the blood stream through large blood vessels located near the gums and teeth, this bacteria travels to the organs with the highest blood flow; the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain and the liver, causing infections that can shorten your pet’s life. Regular non anesthetic pet dental cleanings can help prevent and minimize this from happening your pet.
The Signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Persistent bad breath
- Yellow/Brown plaque on the teeth or near the gum line
- Sensitivity around the mouth
- Red, swollen, Hyperplastic, or receding gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats, or when the gums are touched
- Loose or missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing or eating
- Pawing at the MoutH
The procedure takes between 45 minutes to an hour. The time changes depending on the amount of plaque and calculus on your pet’s mouth and the cooperation of your pet.
Absolutely, non-anesthetic dentals are perfect for older pets, also for pets with chronic kidney, liver or heart disease who might not be a good candidate for a dental cleaning under anesthesia.
I’If we find problems which need your veterinarian’s attention, for example teeth which need to be extracted, we will put the information on your dental report and we will refer you back to your doctor to have a dental under anesthesia and there will be no charge. We do not charge unless we are 100% finished with the dental cleaning.
While we can clean most dogs and cats that we see there are some for whom it is not appropriate. Examples would be pets with severe gingivitis, cavities, fractured teeth, abscesses, stomatitis, tumors, root exposure, severe tooth mobility. We do not pull teeth and we do not take X-Rays so whenever our technicians discover loose or fractured teeth, tumors, gum disease, or any other condition that needs your veterinarian’s intervention, they will write the information in your dental report and send you to discuss any further action with your own veterinarian. This report is free of charge.
Yes we do!. As long as the cat is an indoor domesticated cat we are happy to work with cats.
Yes, we sterilize all of our instruments. We use a different sterile scaler and a new disposable tip for teeth polishing on each pet. We even use a new disposable prophy paste cup for each pet to ensure an overall sterile enviroment.