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Anesthesia Pet Dental
At Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic, our Canton veterinarian and team are proud to offer all the veterinary services your pet needs to lead a happier and healthier way of life. From routine wellness exams to surgeries and treatment for serious medical conditions, we are your one-stop shop for all your pet's health needs. We even offer anesthesia pet dental exams, cleanings, and similar procedures in our office to take care of your pet's oral health.
We strongly recommend anesthesia for all pets having a dental cleaning done in our office. Understandably, some pet owners are reluctant or nervous about the idea of having their pet put under anesthesia for such a procedure. Some wonder why we don't have anesthesia-free pet dental services like some other veterinarians may offer. The main reason for this is that, without anesthesia, conducting a thorough dental cleaning is nearly impossible. Even the most tolerant and relaxed of pets don't have the patience to have their teeth probed and scraped at for an extended period of time.
With anesthesia-free dental services, there is a limit on the amount of cleaning that can be done. Yes, the visible surfaces of the teeth may be cleaned, but the gum line and harder-to-reach areas may still have tartar and plaque buildup, which can be dangerous and make your pet more prone to decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
With anesthesia pet dental cleanings, your pet will be placed under anesthesia so the experience is completely stress-free for them. Furthermore, our pet dentists are able to more thoroughly clean the teeth both on the surface and underneath the gum line, resulting in a better overall cleaning. With all of our anesthesia pet dental cleanings, we take serious precautions to ensure that your pet is safe. Specifically, we monitor all of your pet's vital signs throughout the entire procedure and while your pet is coming out of anesthesia. In fact, we use the exact same anesthesia procedures with dental cleanings as we do with pet surgeries, so you can enjoy the added peace of mind and rest assured that your pet is in good hands.
We generally recommend anesthesia pet dental cleanings once a year to keep your pet's teeth nice and clean. You may also notice that, with regular dental cleanings, your pet has better breath. Sometimes, we will recommend more frequent dental cleanings, especially for pets who have already been diagnosed with advanced gum disease, but this will vary based on your pet's specific needs.
If you are interested in scheduling a pet dental cleaning with our Canton veterinarian, contact Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic today. You can reach us at 770-479-1905. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about anesthesia pet dental or any of the other services we have to offer.