At Adobe Animal Hospital we recommend and perform anesthetic dentistry procedures on canine and feline patients. Dental disease not only affects your pet’s teeth, but chronic inflammation and bacteria in the mouth can also lead to heart and kidney disease, as well as other issues. Hidden dental issues can also cause tremendous discomfort to our pets, and most dogs and cats don’t show pain the way humans do.
Our veterinary technicians and veterinarians will perform a basic oral exam during your visit and can make recommendations regarding what type of dental care your pet needs. Sometimes a dentistry is not necessary, and we may recommend implementing at-home dental care. If your pet has significant dental tartar, broken or fractured teeth, or any other oral abnormalities, an anesthetic dentistry will likely be recommended to take a closer look at the problem.
What does an anesthetic dentistry involve?
Unlike our trips to the dentist, we cannot ask our canine and feline patients to say, “AHH”. Anesthesia provides the safest and most effective way to perform a complete and comprehensive oral examination and teeth cleaning in our four-legged friends.
Our dental procedures always include full mouth dental radiographs (x-rays), ultrasonic cleaning of every surface of every tooth, probing and assessment of problem areas, high-speed polishing of each tooth, and a Chlorhexidine oral rinse. Our doctors will also perform tooth extractions and minor oral surgery, when needed.
We will also provide your pet with antibiotics and adequate pain relief, as needed.
Advanced dental care:
The doctors at Adobe Animal Hospital do not perform advanced dental procedures (i.e. root canals, orthodontics, advanced oral surgery, etc.), but we work closely with Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists for any advanced dental care, and are happy to offer you and your pet a referral!
Please note that Adobe Animal Hospital does not recommend or condone non-anesthetic dentals. These procedures are purely cosmetic and can cause harm to your pet and their teeth. For more information on the dangers of non-anesthetic dentistry, please click HERE