Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. The process begins with an oral exam of your pet’s mouth by Dr. Monica. We will create a custom treatment plan for your pet. If your pet is in need of more than home dental care we will schedule an appointment for your pet to have a professional dental cleaning. Because most dental disease occurs below the gumline, where you can’t see it, a thorough dental cleaning and evaluation are performed under anesthesia. All patients will receive digital radiographs (x-rays) while under anesthesia to best evaluate the health of the jaw and the tooth roots below the gumline. Dental cleaning includes scaling (to remove dental plaque and tartar) and polishing, similar to the process used on your own teeth during your regular dental cleanings.