Discover the cost and benefits of dog teeth cleaning services in Costa Mesa
Quality dental care is not limited to humans. You need to take care of your pet’s teeth and mouth also. Dr. Rand Sponberg and All Creatures Care Cottage in Costa Mesa explains the cost and benefits of dog teeth cleaning. Regular teeth cleaning for your dog helps maintain your furry companion’s oral and overall health.
Approximately 80% of dogs and 50% of cats over 3 years old have symptoms of dental disease. Caring for your pet’s teeth and scheduling routine dental care is just as important for your dog as it is for you. The teeth and gums should be checked for signs of decay or gum disease. Ask your veterinarian about dental cleanings, brushing the teeth, and special treats. Routine dental services help prevent and detect oral problems. This includes deep cleaning, x-rays, and checking for and treating signs of dental disease.
Dental cleaning costs
Cleaning your pet’s teeth is crucial. For many pet owners, the costs can be confusing. Typically, dental procedure for dogs may include the following costs:
- Pre-anesthetic screenings
- IV fluids
- Teeth cleaning
- Antibiotics or ongoing care
Since most dental work for dogs is done under anesthesia, pre-anesthetic screenings including bloodwork is necessary to make sure your pet does not have any risk factors or hidden conditions. The cost of bloodwork, IV fluids, and anesthesia are added into the cost of the teeth cleaning. Not all dogs need the same amount of anesthesia. A larger dog such as a Great Dane may require more than a small Yorkie.
Just as people need x-rays to assess the health of the bone and underlying structures of the mouth, x-rays show if there are hidden problems in the dog’s mouth. The teeth are cleaned and if necessary, extractions are done. Removing teeth is a more complex and time-consuming procedure. The more work necessary, the higher the costs. Pets that simply require a teeth cleaning can go home with basic care instructions to brush the teeth. Pets who have an infection or who need extractions may go home with medications and/or pain relievers. While some costs may be unknown until the dentist actually begins the procedure, discuss the possibilities, procedure, and potential costs ahead of time.
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Benefits of pet dental care
Teeth cleanings for dogs are a crucial part of routine care. As common as dental disease is among pets, it is important to stay in front of the problem. Regular dental care helps to catch and treat issues before they have time to escalate into more costly or dangerous problems. The health of the mouth affects the rest of the body. Dental disease is linked to pain, sensitivity, inflammation, and internal health problems. As bacteria builds up in the mouth, it can easily enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Keeping the teeth clean and minimizing decay, inflammation, and infections helps keep the mouth and body healthy.