Andrea RVT performs a dental cleaning on Rosie while Nanci AHT monitors anesthesia. Rosie has been wrapped in multiple blankets and a heating pad to keep her warm and dry while the dental cleaning is being performed.

Oral health not only affects the smell of your pet’s breath but also the health of other body systems. When there is tartar on your pet’s teeth, there will be bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream. This can cause health concerns for your pet’s liver, kidneys and heart. At Mapleview Animal Clinic, we offer complete dental cleaning and evaluation of your pet’s teeth – just like when you go to your dentist or hygienist. To do this thoroughly and safely with our pets, general anesthesia is required. The tartar is removed, the teeth and gums are examined for disease (like us, pets get pockets under their gumline) and this information is charted just as your hygienist would do. All patients have full-mouth digital dental radiographs performed to allow thorough evaluation of your pet’s teeth. The teeth are then polished so that it is harder for plaque to attach to the teeth again. By having your pets teeth cleaned regularly, you can reduce the occurrence of gingivitis, tooth root abscesses, tooth loss and bone fracture. You improve the overall health of your pet – and their breath smells better too!

Our Registered Veterinary Technicians, Rachel and Brit, have a particular interest in dentistry and oral health. They will provide your pet with exceptional dental care. Following a complete evaluation and cleaning, Dr. Peter Sponagle will perform any extractions that are needed.  He has a special interest in dentistry and has completed additional continuing education in dental procedures. Dental nerve blocks are performed in all patients requiring extractions.

At Mapleview Animal Clinic, our Dental Health Care Plan includes intravenous fluids, general anesthesia monitored by our well-trained veterinary technicians, full-mouth digital dental radiographs and a comprehensive oral examination and cleaning.  The goal of this program is to reduce the need for extractions by reducing dental disease!  Please do not hesitate to contact us at 705-792-9855 or if you have any questions.

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