Based upon the veterinarian’s dental examination findings, he or she will recommend your pet's dental cleaning be performed with or without anesthesia. Non-anesthetic dentistry is generally offered to patients with stage 1 periodontal disease--healthy gums and mild tartar. Non-anesthetic dentistry is also used as a helpful tool to prevent future dental problems after an anesthetic dentistry has been performed. Patients with unhealthy gums, moderate to heavy tartar, loose, or fractured teeth will require anesthesia to allow us to perform the dentistry and the necessary x-rays.
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DENTAL PREVENTATIVE CARE
Dental care for animals is similar to dental care for humans, only animals can't brush their own teeth. To prevent dental programs select one or more of these options:
- Brush pet's teeth with specially formulated pet toothpaste. Do not use toothpaste formulated for humans. Click to download our step by step guide: "How To Brush Your Pet's Teeth"
- Use C.E.T. Enzyme chews daily to help breakdown plaque and tartar
- Schedule regular professional teeth cleanings by Hillside Veterinary Clinic