Dental Care


Healthy Teeth and Gums

Your pet’s oral health is a vital component of their overall well-being, affecting their mood, health, and lifespan. The frequency and necessity of dental cleanings vary depending on your pet’s breed and individual needs, guided by our veterinarian’s expert recommendation.

Prep for Dental Cleanings

Before starting any dental cleanings, we prioritize your pet’s safety by conducting a comprehensive pre-anesthetic evaluation. This includes a small blood sample analysis to assess white and red blood cell counts, kidney and liver function, and electrolyte levels. Any potential issues are addressed prior to anesthesia administration to ensure your pet’s safety and well-being.

Safety First

At Heartland Pet Hospital, we exclusively utilize Sevoflurane as our anesthetic agent, renowned for its safety and efficacy in both human and veterinary surgeries. Our state-of-the-art gas anesthesia provides a secure airway for your pet, utilizing an endotracheal breathing tube to safeguard their respiratory function.

What Happens During The Cleaning

Throughout the procedure, your pet’s vital signs are continuously monitored using advanced equipment such as pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitors. Our staff ensures constant oversight and maintains a sterile environment by covering the patient’s face and eyes with towels and placing gauze in the mouth to catch debris and moisture.

Following thorough cleaning, rinsing, polishing, and fluoride treatment of your pet’s teeth, our veterinarians meticulously examine every aspect of their oral cavity, noting any abnormalities on a comprehensive dental chart.

Any recommended treatments are discussed with you, along with associated costs, enabling informed decision-making.

As your pet awakens from anesthesia, we prioritize their comfort with pain management protocols implemented before, during, and after the procedure, including local nerve blocks as necessary.

Giving the All Clear

Upon discharge, detailed post-operative instructions are provided, supplemented with visual aids such as photographs documenting your pet’s procedure.

We take the time to demonstrate home care techniques tailored to your pet’s needs, ensuring their continued oral health.

We’ll advise you on when your pet should return for follow-up examinations and any necessary further care, providing timely reminders to ensure your pet’s ongoing well-being.

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