Level 3 dental cleaning and polishing is an indication that your pet has been examined and has been found to have a moderate to severe accumulation of tartar with mild to moderate periodontal disease. This procedure includes x-rays, cleaning, and surgical removal of teeth as needed, with five or fewer extractions. It is important to avoid reaching the third stage of periodontal disease in dogs, as this implies that serious periodontal damage has already occurred, putting the pet's general health at risk and complicating any possible treatment. Good candidates for dental prophylaxis are large dogs under five years old or small dogs and cats under three years old with no apparent dental disease. At this point, professional dental cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line and stop the onset of periodontal disease.
Daily tooth brushing, regular oral checkups, and professional dental cleanings will help your pet live a happy and healthy life. Daily brushing combined with dental checkups and cleanings when needed will help your pet live a healthier and more comfortable life. Most pets require regular professional dental cleanings under general anesthesia to ensure the health of their teeth and gums, as well as to correct any problems caused by periodontal disease. Typical patients in this category are small elderly dogs with serious dental diseases and without prior dental treatment.