Show off those pearly whites: Dental Health Month is Coming!
The goal of dental prophylaxis (cleaning) is to prevent gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal disease; periodontal disease is the inflammation of the tooth's support structures. Cleaning your pet's teeth properly involves putting them under general anesthesia, then removing the tartar with either ultrasonic and/or hand scaling, polishing the teeth and applying a fluoride treatment or dental sealant. Your pet is monitored during the dental procedure and all abnormalities are noted in their personal medical record; abnormalities such as gingival pockets, loose teeth, gum recession, chipped teeth, etc will be recorded on a dental chart.
There are many reasons why good dental health in our pets is important. The above mentioned facts are just a few key reasons why for the month of February we here at Mille Lacs/Becker Veterinary Clinic will be joining the national effort to stress the significance of pet dental health. We look forward to working with you & your pet!
Contact us to set up an appointment today!
**The free oral exam is a brief exam of the mouth done prior to the scheduled dental cleaning and does not include a full physical exam, a full physical exam will be done on all patients the day of their procedure.