Preventative dental care is crucial to maintaining your pet’s health and longevity. Tartar and plaque on your pet’s teeth can cause infection, gingivitis, and possibly internal organ damage over time—particularly heart and kidney disease.
Robin Hungerford, our experienced natural dental care provider, gently uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove any tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth. She follows each cleaning with thorough polishing and rinsing to buff out micro-etches and leave the teeth surfaces clean and smooth. An optional fluoride treatment is sometimes done after the cleaning. Her kind and gentle approach, skill, and patience allow her to work with your pet to provide dental cleaning without any sedation. Most pets remain calm and at ease through the whole process, which usually takes 15-25 minutes.
Cleaning your pet’s teeth in a natural non-invasive manner allows you to avoid the risks of anesthesia. An elderly or frail pet, or pet with health conditions, can safely have his/her teeth cleaned regularly without the worry and risks of a reaction to anesthetic drugs.
Expenses that are necessary for safe anesthesia, such as pre-anesthetic blood evaluations and IV catheters and fluids are avoided with natural dental cleaning. Certainly routine bloodwork should be done if indicated for your pet’s health and well-being, but they are not necessary for your pet to have his teeth cleaned without anesthesia.
We offer subcutaneous fluid administration and B-vitamins to help boost the hydration and health of senior or compromised patients. If needed, we provide antibiotics by injection and oral antibiotics to go home for pets that have gingival bleeding and/or infection.
We understand that your pets are your family and strive to provide the highest level of professional caring service while cleaning your pet’s teeth. We want it be a positive experience for everyone!
Why have chiropractic treatment for my pet following his dental cleaning?
Most pets develop subluxations (malpositions) of their neck and spine over time. Older pets, pets that pull on the leash, and athletic pets are especially prone. Providing chiropractic care is an excellent way to improve your pet’s health in general, but it’s especially good after working with his head and neck as we do with natural dental cleaning (even more so with anesthetic dental cleaning!) Dr. Mueller can provide a safe, gentle chiropractic treatment for your pet after his dental cleaning, so he goes home with clean teeth, fresh breath, and feeling great from nose to tail!
Services Offered With Each Natural Dentistry Appointment
Medical history and legal medical record documentation
Brief physical examination
Oral and dental examination
Prophylactic ultrasonic dental scaling
Evaluation for periodontal disease
Fluoride treatment if indicated
Medical consult if appropriate
Recommendations for oral health management
Second opinion if requested
Referral for further care if indicated
Head and neck chiropractic adjustment
Full body chiropractic adjustment
For additional information on Natural Dentistry or to schedule an appointment for your cat or dog please email us at Info@MuellerAnimalChiro.com