Advanced Pet Dental Care in Las Vegas, NV

At Sahara Pines Animal Hospital, we consider dentistry a cornerstone of our practice, because good oral health is essential to the overall health and longevity of your pet.

Our approach to pet dental care in Las Vegas is precise, thorough, and comprehensive. A teeth cleaning procedure is just part of what we provide for our patients; each pet also receives an appropriate oral exam and full mouth X-rays, which are carefully evaluated and used to create individualized treatment plans. We also dedicate more time to addressing potential underlying dental disease in dogs and cats to help minimize the number of dental visits required.

This approach, along with 20-plus years of experience and advanced training, has allowed us to resolve challenging dental cases that would not have been improved with routine levels of dental care.

We can help you with all your pet’s dental needs! Contact us today to schedule an appointment. If you have already scheduled a dental procedure for your pet, you can expedite your check-in by downloading and completing our Dental Release form here.

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What is Dental Disease, and Why is Prevention So Important?

Most dogs and cats start developing dental disease around 3 years of age. Dental disease occurs when plaque accumulates on the teeth, hardens into tartar, and releases infectious bacteria into the mouth and under the gums. In addition to destroying gum tissue and infecting the roots of the teeth, dental disease can also result in bacteria from the mouth entering the bloodstream and spreading infection to the heart, liver, and/or kidneys.

Preventing dental disease altogether in your pet can save them from oral pain, tooth loss, and heart, liver, or kidney disease. This, in turn, can allow your pet to live a healthier and longer life.

Why We Perform Oral Exams Under Anesthesia

Examining your pet for signs of dental disease requires much more than simply looking in their mouth while they’re awake. While bad breath, drooling, and difficulty chewing are often telltale signs of dental disease in dogs and cats, a deeper examination is necessary to determine the extent of their condition.

At Sahara Pines Animal Hospital, we take a thorough approach to examining your pet’s teeth and gums. This includes:

What Happens During a Pet Teeth Cleaning Procedure?

Dogs and cats benefit from routine teeth cleanings at our hospital, because brushing and other means of cleaning your pet’s teeth at home cannot remove plaque and tartar below the gum line.

Our steps for safely and thoroughly cleaning your pet’s teeth include:

  • Performing a pre-anesthetic exam and blood work to assess your pet’s health and make sure they face minimal risk under anesthesia
  • Taking full mouth X-rays of your pet’s mouth to check for underlying infection and damage
  • Performing a dental extraction (if needed) to remove a decayed or broken tooth
  • Using ultrasonic and hand scaling tools to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth, including below the gum line
  • Polishing your pet’s tooth enamel to make the teeth resistant to future buildup

For additional information about pet teeth cleanings in Las Vegas or caring for your pet’s teeth at home, call Sahara Pines Animal Hospital at (702) 876-7580!