Level 2 dental cleaning and enamel indicate that your pet's mouth has been examined and found to have a mild to moderate buildup of tartar with minimal gingival reaction. As such, we can restore good oral health with intensive cleaning and polishing. Deep cleaning is a two-step process of scraping followed by root smoothing. Scraping will first remove plaque and tartar buildup on the tooth surface below the gum line.
This will clean the area of the pouch between the teeth and gums with a hand tool or an ultrasonic instrument. Root smoothing will then remove plaque and tartar accumulated on the root surface of each tooth. The roots of the teeth will also be softened to eliminate spaces where bacteria can accumulate. If you've been delaying dental care out of fear or embarrassment, Dental TLC has a solution for you.
We recommend professional dental cleaning and evaluation under anesthesia for any pet receiving grade 2 or higher. Regular dental cleanings prevent plaque buildup, ensure that your gums are healthy, and are a good practice to prevent gum disease. Daily brushing, combined with dental checkups and cleanings when needed, will help your pet live a healthier and more comfortable life. After your pet's dental evaluation, Silverlake Animal Hospital will give you a grade based on a dental rating scale from 0 to grade 4.At this time, your pet will need professional cleaning to completely remove plaque and tartar and reverse the progress of dental disease. Routine dental cleanings twice a year are recommended to keep your gums and teeth in good condition.
The process of deep teeth cleaning is simple and tremendously beneficial for treating gum disease. It is important to note that deep cleaning is not a substitute for regular brushing, but rather an additional step in maintaining your pet's oral health.