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Dental Care From Our Colorado Springs Veterinarian
At Centennial Animal Hospital, we offer a wide range of services for your pet's health and wellness. This includes dental care services, such as professional teeth cleaning, which we recommend for pets with plaque build-up. If your pet is overdue for a tooth cleaning, now is the time to schedule an appointment with our veterinary care team.
The Importance of Regular Teeth Cleanings
Just as teeth cleanings are important to your own health, cleanings are also vital to your pet's dental and oral health. And while your pet may not need twice-annual cleanings like humans do, they will still benefit greatly from routine dental check-ups and as-needed occasional cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and another build-up.
Without regular cleanings, your pet could develop painful cavities that make it difficult to eat solid foods. And, if a cavity goes untreated and becomes large enough, it can become infected and even lead to permanent tooth loss due to a serious infection is known as an abscess.
Pets who go without routine cleanings are also at a much greater risk of gum disease as they grow older. Pets with gum disease have tender, red gums that bleed easily, and are at a greater risk of losing teeth.
What to Expect From Your Pet's Teeth Cleaning
Thinking about scheduling teeth cleaning for your pet? We highly recommend doing so if your pet has never had one done before or if it's been more than a few years since the last cleaning.
At the beginning of your pet's appointment, our veterinary care team will take a thorough look at your pet's teeth and gums and assess specific problem areas. We'll make sure to inform you of any additional dental procedures that may be needed, such as extraction of decayed teeth.
Your pet will also have blood drawn prior to the appointment to ensure that it is safe for them to be placed under general anesthesia for their comfort during the cleaning.
Once your pet is placed under anesthesia, the cleaning will begin. Our veterinary staff will remove plaque, tartar, and other buildup both above and below the gum line. During and after this procedure, your pet will be carefully monitored as they come out of anesthesia.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Veterinarians Near Colorado Springs
If you're ready to schedule a dental cleaning with our veterinarians near Colorado Springs, it's time to give Centennial Animal Hospital a call and get one set up. You can reach us by calling (719) 528-1693. We'd be happy to find an appointment time that works for you!