Dental Care FAQs

As a pet owner, it is important that your cat or dog receives the necessary dental care to stay happy and healthy. At Artemis Veterinary in Northborough, MA, we provide exams and cleanings to reduce any discomfort your pet may have and improve its well-being. Before scheduling an appointment, read about some frequently asked questions regarding dental care below:

Dental Care FAQs

How do I know if my pet needs a dental cleaning?

When our veterinarian examines your pet during a routine wellness checkup, we will check its teeth as well. If we notice any tartar or plaque buildup, your pet may need a cleaning. Along with that, if there are any decayed teeth or signs of periodontal disease, we will discuss the necessary treatments with you.

What is the process for a pet dental procedure?

Once a problem is identified, we may perform some preliminary tests, such as blood tests and X-rays, to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia. We also utilize anesthesia during routine cleanings to keep your pet calm and comfortable. Typically, owners will drop their cats or dogs off in the morning for any procedures and can pick them up when they are ready. Our vet will also provide aftercare instructions to follow once your pet is home.

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

Before a teeth cleaning, your pet is put to sleep with mild anesthesia and its vital signs are monitored the whole time. Our vet will then remove any tartar or plaque from your pet's teeth, including underneath the gumline. Once the procedure is complete, we will temporarily monitor your cat or dog and let you know when to pick it up.

How often is cat or dog dentistry required?

We recommend that your pet visits our veterinarian once a year for dental care. However, since this can vary from pet to pet, we can create a schedule for you to follow. Additionally, it’s important to regularly brush your furry friend’s teeth and provide dental chews to prevent problems between appointments. These preventative measures can also decrease the chances of dental disease.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about dental care or to schedule a visit, contact Artemis Veterinary in Northborough, MA, in (617) 939-8172 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up wit an appointment. When you’re looking for a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!

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