Pico Rivera Animal Hospital has been around for over 50
years. We pride ourselves on having a group of extremely knowledgeable doctors
who use the latest equipment to give your pet the care they deserve. Like with humans, dental care is an essential
component to overall health.
Limited time only...
Dentals Start At $400
Call for more information.
Call 562-949-2494 to schedule an appointment.
Benefits of pet dental care:
- Minimizes painful teeth
- Minimizes bad breath
- Minimizes tooth loss
- Minimizes bacteria under the gums which can travel to the heart, kidneys, and liver
What Is a Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth, and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed. A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. Anesthesia keeps your pet free of pain during the dental procedure and allows your veterinarian to fully inspect the teeth and remove tartar from under the gums. During anesthesia, a soft plastic tube is inserted into the trachea (the main airway in the throat) to support the patient’s breathing. Placement of the tracheal tube also prevents inhalation of bacteria that are aerosolized during the dental cleaning.
A dental cleaning may include the following:
- - Removal of visible plaque and tartar from the teeth
- - Elimination of plaque and tartar from under the gum
- - Probing of dental sockets to assess dental disease
- - Polishing to smooth enamel scratches that may attract bacteria