Most of our pets will need their first professional dental cleaning
by the time they are three years of age. We recommend annual oral exams and dental cleanings thereafter to prevent the progression of periodontal disease. At Community Pet Hospital
, we do more than just clean your pet's teeth. All of our dental patients are placed under general anesthesia so that we can do a complete oral examination. Much like your dentist, we probe the teeth, measure the periodontal pockets and take digital dental x-rays so that we can catch any problems that might affect your pet's oral health. Eighty percent of dental disease hides under the gum line and is invisible to us without x-rays and probing. As with all anesthetic procedures, patients receiving dental care will receive IV fluids and continuous monitoring of their vital signs to ensure a safe procedure and a quick recovery.