Common Dental Visit Procedures
When your pet visits Midway Animal Hospital for their routine health exam, they will also receive a dental examination from their veterinarian. If one of our veterinarians notices tartar buildup, broken teeth, inflammation, or infection, they will likely recommend a full dental visit, including a teeth cleaning. We use anesthesia to keep pets comfortable and safe during any dental procedures we perform at Midway.
During a full dental exam under anesthesia, we will thoroughly evaluate your pet’s teeth and gums. We use dental x-rays (radiographs) to find any potential diseases under the gums that would not be visible with just a routine exam. From there, we will be able to better diagnose any dental health problems and review the best treatment options for your dog or cat.
If no severe periodontal or other dental issues are apparent, your pet will receive a general tooth and gum cleaning. However, advanced oral problems may require your veterinarian to develop a more extensive treatment plan to return your pet’s oral health to an optimal state.