Dog Teeth Cleaning

Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning in Davenport, IA

Did you know your pet’s dental health is essential to their overall health and well-being? Our team at Animal Family Veterinary Care Center can provide professional pet teeth cleaning services to help maintain good dental health for your dog or cat. When your pet comes in for their annual wellness exam, we will also perform a comprehensive oral exam and make recommendations for appropriate pet dental care.

Call Animal Family Veterinary Care Center to schedule an appointment for your pet today!

The Importance of Regular Dental Care

By providing your pet with proper dental care, you are helping to prevent dental disease, which is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth. This allows bacteria to go below the gumline and slip into their bloodstream which can lead to infection of the heart, liver or kidneys. Pets can’t tell us when they are feeling any pain or discomfort, so it’s important to look out for certain symptoms or behaviors including:

• Bad breath

• Inflamed gums

• Excessive drooling

• Plaque or tartar buildup

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What to Expect from A Pet Dental Appointment

When you bring your pet in for a dental appointment, they will need to be fully sedated so we can perform a thorough evaluation of your pet’s mouth. This enables our team to properly examine each tooth and check under the gums. While your pet is under anesthesia, they will be monitored throughout the exam to ensure their safety, in addition to receiving IV fluids, and a blanket to preserve their body temperature. We provide the following services during each appointment:

  • Professional Dental Cleaning – We remove any plaque or tartar around the gumline and polish the teeth to help prevent future buildup. We will also assess the mouth for signs of any underlying issues.
  • Digital dental radiographs or X-rays – We perform dental X-rays to detect hidden infections or issues with the teeth. We can also use these images to consult with a specialist if necessary.
  • Dental extractions – Our team can extract any teeth that may be the source of an infection or cause discomfort to your pet.
  • Periodontal therapy – This will help us to treat any damage caused by bacteria around the gums and below the gum tissue. Early detection is key to preventing any serious issues.

The team at Animal Family Veterinary Care Center is dedicated to providing high quality cat and dog teeth cleaning services with a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s specific needs. If your pet requires more complex dental care, we are happy to provide trustworthy recommendations to ensure they are well taken care of. Contact our animal hospital to schedule your pet’s next dental appointment today!