At Edmond East Animal Hospital, we firmly believe that cat and dog teeth cleaning is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s overall health. When tartar and plaque accumulate on your pet’s teeth, toxins seep below the gum line and into the blood stream. The result can be infections in internal organs, like the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Complete Pet Oral Exams
When your pet comes to Edmond East Animal Hospital for a professional oral examination, we check their oral cavity thoroughly to ensure that we identify any potential problems and we will discuss with you how to address them. We look for certain concerns such as broken teeth, decaying teeth, infections, loose teeth, gingivitis, tumors, and more.
Professional Dog and Cat Teeth Cleanings
When we conduct professional dog and cat teeth cleanings, we utilize complete surgical-grade anesthesia services, with surgical monitoring to make anesthesia as safe as possible. (Visit our surgery page for more information about anesthesia and monitoring.) During your dog and cat’s procedure, we remove the calculus from the tooth surface, thoroughly clean along and just below the gum line, polish the tooth surfaces, apply fluoride to the teeth, and completely chart the oral cavity.
Dog and Cat Dental X-Rays
We perform dental radiographs (x-rays) on all patients, to make sure that we have identified any potential problems, since 80% of the dental anatomy is not visible to the eye. The digital dental radiographs aide in making an official diagnosis and help determine needed therapy. We will always perform digital dental x-rays before we make an official diagnosis. If any abnormal areas or problems are identified with x-rays, the owner will be contacted about further recommended treatment (unless previous arrangements have been made), along with the additional costs for that treatment. In most cases, any required treatment the pet owner agrees to can be performed at the same time as the teeth cleaning.
At-Home Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning
Once your pet’s professional teeth cleaning is complete and your pet’s mouth has healed, we recommend maintaining their oral health on a regular basis. Performing at home dental care is essential to your pet’s continued health. Some dental health care options are:
- Brushing: the best option for keeping teeth clean. If your pet won't allow their teeth to be brushed, ask us for advice.
- Dental Chews
- Water additives
- Oral gels
If you have questions about your pet's oral care needs, please contact us today. We’re here to help you make the best decisions when it comes to pet dental care.
Very friendly and helpful staff/docs. And they follow-up after care to check on our dogs. Really pleasant experience!
Great people from Vet to staff. They are very caring for our pets but us as well.
Friendly and loving staff, gentle and kind with our dog, and we know they have our pets best interest in mind always!
Dr.'s Johnson and Vasquez and all the staff are great and they form solid relationships with our dogs.
Great customer service, right away felt like they wanted to take the best care of our dogs.
Everyone is really kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and the costs are reasonable.
The staff at Edmond East is always kind and understanding. They worked with my evolving schedule to get my dog in and spent time on the phone and in person talking to me about the situation and expectations.
Animal East is always able to schedule us quickly and truly cares about our dogs. Thank you!
As always, I was welcomed as soon as walked in as the staff is always the best. So friendly and happy. The time and care that we receive from Dr Johnson and his staff is incredible. Never rushed always answers all of my questions. When I leave, I always feel so much more assured that my animals have had the best care by all of the staff and Dr Johnson and Dr Vasquez.
Doctor Rex and all of the staff are always friendly, informative and take excellent care of my dogs!