Pet Dental Cleanings

Dog & Cat Teeth Cleanings in Milwaukee

Our priority at Veterinary Dental Specialists of Wisconsin is to provide world-class care for your pet. Annual professional dental cleanings under anesthesia are essential in maintaining your dog or cat’s overall health.

You can depend on us for a safe and comprehensive dental cleaning. We offer the most updated, state-of-the-art equipment for veterinary dental cleanings and exams.

We are committed to reducing stress and anxiety for your pet during their visit. Each pet has a specific anesthesia plan formulated for its individual needs. They also receive a complete physical and oral exam and pre-anesthetic blood work before anesthesia.

A Board-certified Veterinary Dentist cleaning a cat's teeth.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

Our procedures are based on the standards set by the American Veterinary Dental College™ (AVDC). We refer to our dental cleaning treatments as an acronym known as COHAT (comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment).

  1. Before anesthesia, your pet is carefully examined and an anesthetic and pain control plan is implemented. Your pet will have an IV catheter placed and they will be on IV fluid therapy.
  2. When you pet is anesthetized, A dedicated technician or highly-trained assistant is constantly monitoring your pet’s vital parameters.
  3. After placing a patient under anesthesia, a technician will start cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler.
  4. Once the cleaning is complete, we use dental radiographs and/or Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) to identify and diagnose and painful conditions under the gum line.
  5. Then a Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist™ evaluates each tooth and the surrounding tissues during an oral exam.
  6. After these exams, we form a treatment plan and call to review this with you if any additional treatments are needed. With the owner’s consent, most treatments are completed on the same day.
  7. Dental procedures can be quite painful. Pain prevention is taken very seriously at our clinic with multimodal pain relief and forms a plan together.
  8. We monitor our patients closely post-operatively until they have recovered enough to go home.
  9. We review a thorough discharge plan with you. This plan includes before the procedure and after procedure pictures of your pet’s mouth as well as your pet’s radiographs. We create home dental care options that meet your pet’s individual needs and review them with you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (262) 622-2537

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