Pet Dental Cleanings
Dog or Cat Teeth Cleanings in Miami, FL
Have you noticed that your dog’s breath smells unpleasant, or have you seen some discoloration or buildup on his teeth? Was a dental cleaning recommended at your pet’s regular checkup? We understand that you may find this concerning, but just like humans, dental health is an important part of your dog’s overall health, so a professional cleaning may be recommended. Our team has vast experience in caring for the dental needs of our patients, so you can be confident at Healthy Paws, your fur-baby is in good hands when it’s time for teeth cleaning.
To learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (305) 709-6380.
What is a Pet Dental Cleaning?
During your dog or cat’s dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed. We offer a dental sedation where pets are not placed under general anesthesia. Pets are sedated and once the dental cleaning is complete (approx. 30 min) they are given a reversal. Though a little groggy it is a much safer alternative for a lot of our older pets and specially those with additional health problems. We can do some simple extractions with local blocks but would still refer you into a standing clinic for more complicated oral procedures.
What Our Cleanings May Include:
- Removing Visible Plaque and Tartar From the Teeth
- Eliminating Plaque and Tartar From Under the Gum
- Probing Dental Sockets to Assess Dental Disease
- Polishing Teeth to Smooth Enamel Scratches That May Attract Bacteria
- Applying Fluoride or Dental Sealer
- Removing Fractured or Infected Teeth.
- Monitoring Dental Disease Progression by Performing Dental Charting
- Inspecting the Lips, Tongue, and Entire Mouth for Growths, Wounds, or Other Problems
- Cautery of small cutaneous masses while under sedation using local blocks.
How Do I Know If My Pet Needs a Dental Cleaning?
Regular inspection of your pet’s mouth is important to catch dental disease in the early stages. Tartar may appear as a brownish-gold buildup on the teeth, close to the gum-line. Redness or bleeding along the gum line may indicate gingivitis.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Cleaning?
A professional dog or cat dental cleaning removes not only the visible plaque and tartar on the teeth surfaces but also the bacteria under the gums. This eliminates potential sources of infection to the mouth and other organs and protects your pet from pain and tooth loss.
Schedule an Appointment Today With Health Paws
Our team looks forward to helping with any questions or concerns you might have about a dog or cat dental cleaning in Miami, FL. Schedule an appointment for a consultation or a dental cleaning today. Call us at (305) 709-6380!