SCVG Pet Dental - Dentistry Overview


SCVG Pet Dental - Norco, Lake Elsinore and Murrieta

Keep Your Pet Feeling Their Best with Regular Dental Care!

Sometimes, keeping your pet's teeth healthy can feel like a big job. Luckily, we provide advanced veterinary dentistry services, in addition to basic dental care.

SCVG Pet Dental - Norco, Lake Elsinore and Murrieta

Our Veterinarians Use a Comprehensive 6-step Protocol When Performing a Standard Dog or Cat Dental Treatment

Our dental treatment protocol includes: SCVG Pet Dental - Norco, Lake Elsinore and Murrieta

1. General anesthesia, which is necessary in most cases for us to do a thorough dental examination and professional cleaning. We use only the safest anesthesia protocols and continually monitor your pet during the entire procedure and post-procedure for the safest and most comfortable experience.

2. A complete dental exam will be performed before we begin any dental procedure. A thorough dental chart is used to record the dental health of your pet, and any procedures done during the dental cleaning. We keep an eye on oxygen saturation and carbon dioxide levels in your pet's blood, along with their blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature. We also perform full dental radiology, which allows our veterinarians to view the internal anatomy of the teeth, including the roots and surrounding bone.

3. Ultrasonic and hand-scaling to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gumline.

4. Polishing to smooth the surface of the teeth after scaling, making them resistant to additional plaque formation.

5. Flushing to remove dislodged tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the mouth.

6. Extractions, if determined to be necessary by the veterinarian, and problems with the gums will be addressed.

Tooth extraction is a very common procedure. It is the goal of our practices for your pets to retain as many teeth as possible. However, sometimes extraction is the only option to relieve pain or ensure that periodontal disease does not advance. If caught early, there are more treatment options available for periodontal disease.

Contact us if your pet experiences any of the following symptoms:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Resisting their mouth being touched
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food when eating
  • Bleeding in your pet’s mouth
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Yellowish brown crust of tartar around the gum line
  • Missing, loose, or broken teeth

In order to help maintain the health of your pet’s mouth and teeth, we recommend bringing your pet in for a dental check-up once a year. 

Give your pet the gift of healthy teeth and gums - their smiling face will say thank you! 

Call one of our hospitals today, or click here to schedule your appointment online.  

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