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Keeping our pets smiling brightly and their mouths smelling fresh and healthy is a priority for all of us pet owners. Should your pet be in need of a dental cleaning, the veterinary team at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street is here to help!
So what happens if we recommend a dental cleaning for your pet? Dental prophylaxis is a bit more involved in pets than in people. Since they won’t voluntarily open wide, general anesthesia is usually required to allow a complete dental exam and thorough cleaning. Without full sedation it is impossible to truly address all problem areas, especially the areas under the gumline. Additionally, sedation & anesthesia during a dental cleaning allows us to lessen your pet’s stress & discomfort during the procedure. Although anesthesia will always have risks, it’s safer now than ever and continues to improve so that the risks are very low and are far outweighed by the benefits. If needed, oral surgery and extractions can be performed in most cases. As always, we will assess whether your pet needs antibiotics or additional pain medication throughout the procedure. We will just need your pet for the day on the scheduled day of their cleaning. Special care is taken to provide detailed home-dental care instruction for your pet’s continued oral health.
We are now offering digital dental radiographs at MRAH 96th Street too! Just like at our dentist, dental radiographs allow us to evaluate the roots and underlying bone health of your pet's teeth.
Check out our brand new dental radiograph unit and some informative videos below. Also, feel free to stop by our office to see our equipment and full line of products which will keep you and your pet smiling! Or call us today at 317-228-0645 if you've got questions about your pet's dental care.