Dental Care

Why Have My Pet's Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

Did you know about 85% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease? Proper dental care is critical to a pet's overall good health. If oral infection such as periodontal disease is left untreated, bacteria can travel through the bloodstream and damage internal organs. Animals can suffer the same kinds of dental problems as humans, including infection, severe pain, and fractured teeth.

Periodontal Disease warning signs include:

  • Bad breath
  • Tartar (yellow) buildup on the teeth
  • Swollen, receding, or bleeding gums
  • Change in eating habits
  • Excessive drooling
  • Fractured or abscessed teeth

Dental Preventative Care

Dental care for animals is similar to dental care for humans, only animals can't brush their own teeth. To prevent dental problems select one or more of these options:

  • Brush pet's teeth with specially formulated pet toothpaste. Do not use toothpaste formulated for humans.
  • Rinse your pet’s mouth with C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse to help maintain oral health and reduce plaque.
  • Give a treat, C.E.T. Enzyme Chews given daily will help breakdown plaque and tartar.
  • Schedule regular professional teeth cleanings with Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic.

Our Dental Cleaning Options:

Based upon the veterinarian’s dental examination findings, she will recommend your pet's dental cleaning be performed with or without anesthesia. Non-anesthetic dentistry is generally offered to patients with stage 1 periodontal disease- healthy gums and mild tartar. Non-anesthetic dentistry is also used as a helpful tool to prevent future dental problems after an anesthetic dentistry has been performed. Patients with unhealthy gums, moderate to heavy tartar, loose or fractured teeth will require anesthesia to allow us to perform the dentistry and the necessary x-rays.

Our Non-Anesthestic Dentals:

Stage 1 Periodontal Disease Only

Stage 1 Periodontal DiseaseI

Initial Teeth Cleaning-$160.00

1 month maintenance cleaning-$40.00

2 month maintenance cleaning-$65.00

3 month maintenance cleaning-$80.00

4 month maintenance cleaning-$110.00

5 month maintenance cleaning-$140.00

Our Anesthestic Dental Packages Are As Follows:

Stage 1 Periodontal Disease

Stage 1 Periodontal Disease

  • IV Catheter & IV Fluids
  • Injectable/Reversible Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling, Polishing, & Fluoride Treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

Stage 2 Periodontal Disease

Stage 2 Periodontal Disease

  • IV Catheter & IV Fluids
  • Injectable/Reversible Anesthesia
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling, Polishing, & Fluoride Treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Antibiotic Injection
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

Stage 3 Periodontal Disease

Stage 3 Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-Surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & IV Fluids
  • Injectable/Reversible Anesthesia & Sevo
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling, Polishing, & Fluoride Treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Antibiotics & Pain Medications
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

Stage 4 Periodontal Disease

Stage 4 Periodontal Disease

  • Pre-Surgical Blood Screen
  • IV Catheter & IV Fluids
  • Injectable/Reversible Anesthesia & Sevo
  • Blood Pressure, Pulse Oxygen Levels, EKG, Heart Rate & Respiration Monitoring
  • Scaling, Polishing, & Fluoride Treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Antibiotics & Pain Medications
  • Dental Home Care Sampler Package

These packages do not include dental radiographs or extractions.

Look At The Difference!

Before Dental Cleaning
Before Cleaning
After Dental Cleaning
After Cleaning

A professional dental cleaning by Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic removes plaque and tartar on the teeth and below the gum line preparing the teeth for home dental care.

Dental x-rays help us view and treat teeth and bone that is hidden.

Examining a pet's mouth can be compared to a wrapped present. You may be able to guess what's inside by looking at the box, but until you open it, you'll never know what's within.

Dental x-rays allow your veterinarian to examine teeth, bone and the supporting structures below the gum line. X-rays often reveal hidden and painful conditions and for that reason, Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic recommends dental x-rays for all of our dental procedures.

When is it time to take dental x-rays?

  • Where periodontal disease is present anywhere in the mouth.
  • When a tooth is moving.
  • When gums bleed with or without probing.
  • When a tooth is fractured (either enamel, dentin, or pulpal exposure).
  • When a tooth is discolored.
  • When teeth are missing without explanation.
  • When a feline ondoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL) is noted.
  • When oral or facial swelling is present.