Pet Dental and Oral Health

Dental care isn't just about those shiny pearly whites - it's about your pet's overall health.

Your pet’s teeth and gums should be examined at least once a year by your veterinarian. Scroll down to learn more about canine and feline dental cleanings. 

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

Although your pet’s teeth appear to be sparkling clean, they may have damage at the root level which may not be visible to the human eye. Our veterinarians can look for signs of internal concerns during your pet’s annual wellness exam. Call your local ReadiVet office and we can review your pet’s records to see if they are ready for a dental cleaning. 

If your pet has not had an exam in the past year or we do not have record of your pet’s recent oral health, book a wellness exam with us and our veterinary team will provide an oral exam at their visit!

What takes place during a dental cleaning?

ReadiVet dental cleanings take place at our clinic and include dental x-rays, bloodwork, fluids, catheterization, anti-nausea medication and monitoring by our veterinary team. 

Anesthesia is necessary to allow our veterinarians to complete a thorough cleaning and evaluation of the mouth to detect any abnormalities that may require further care. Dental x-rays allow us to pinpoint problems that may not be detected otherwise and are always necessary for a dental cleaning. During a cleaning, the teeth are scaled, polished, and thoroughly examined just like you would have completed at your own dentist! We closely monitor our patients throughout the entire procedure and when finished, we continue to closely monitor to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.

How much is a dental cleaning?

Let’s face it, taking care of our pets can sometimes be costly. Many pet parents refrain from having their pet’s teeth cleaned due to sticker shock. Dental cleanings are one of the more pricey routine procedures, however failure to care for your pet’s teeth can result in more serious health issues; including infection, severe pain and organ damage. Treating these serious issues can end up being more costly than a dental cleaning.

ReadiVet dental cleanings range from $500 to $1,200.  This price is dependent on several factors, including your pet’s weight and whether dental extractions are needed.