Dental Care - Hopmeadow Animal Hospital | Veterinarian | Simsbury, CT

Hopmeadow Animal Hospital

235 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06089



Dental Care

Dental care is an essential part of your pet’s overall health. When oral hygiene is neglected, pets can develop dental disease which negatively affects other systems in the body and may lead to tooth loss.

A pet's dental health is just as important as their physical health, however, it often goes overlooked. The reality is that oral hygiene plays a huge part in ensuring your pet lives a long, healthy life.

Pets that fracture their teeth or end up developing dental disease will likely require dental surgery at some point in their life. Our experienced veterinarians can help your pet remain happy, healthy, and free from dental pain.

Dental Cleaning Procedure

Dental Cleaning Procedure:

In advance of the dental procedure, your pet will receive pre-anesthetic bloodwork and an ECG (electrocardiogram) to determine the safety of the anesthetics the doctor will use. 

Your pet will be placed on IV fluids to help maintain their blood pressure and kept at an ideal temperature using our patient warming device. 

Every pet is diligently monitored using our anesthesia monitoring equipment, which will measure their temperature, blood pressure, ECG, heart and respiratory rates, and blood oxygen levels.

Teeth are scaled and then cleaned using our Cavitron, an ultrasonic scaler. If extractions are considered, digital dental l X-rays are taken.

Any necessary extractions are then performed using our IM3 high speed dental drill. All the teeth will be charted to track extractions and follow teeth that may need future attention, and finally the teeth are polished.  If extractions are performed your pet should be feed a soft or wet food diet for 2 weeks, or until the recheck visit.