Doggy Dental Hygiene: Cleanings
"When having your pet's teeth professionally cleaned, expect more than merely a simple process akin to a tooth version of a car wash and detail. While under anesthesia for the cleaning, request dental radiographs (X-rays).
Without the addition of this important oral diagnostic test, the veterinary professional will be unable to assess the bone level around the teeth; an important criteria in determining a tooth's periodontal disease status and what treatment beyond cleaning is necessary (e.g., periodontal surgery or extractions)."
- Dr. Patrick Mahaney
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