At Hôpital vétérinaire St-Lambert, all our teeth cleaning are done under general anesthesia using an ultrasonic device. It removes efficiently the plaque and subgingival tartar. During the procedure the veterinarian can do a full examination of the mouth that can highlight periodontal disease or oral masses – which can’t be done on an awake animal.
Dental x-rays can also be performed during descaling to demonstrate the integrity of the tooth roots.
After that the vet can then determine whether tooth extractions will be performed.
Ultimately follows the dental polishing to remove plaque, stains and roughness that the descaling might have left on the teeth surfaces.
It’s possible to perform teeth cleaning for dogs, cats and ferrets.
For rodents it’s possible to perform the cutting and shredding of the incisor teeth.