Check out these images of an actual case. The left image shows before treatment, with significant tartar and calculus buildup on the biggest teeth. Most pets over the age of 5 look just like this, or even worse. The right image was taken 25 minutes later, after ultrasonic scaling, curetting any pockets under the gums, and polishing the teeth with prophy paste. There is an instant, dramatic improvement in appearance, gum health, and fresh breath! Use the slider on the image to view the differences!
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A Busy Day at the Dentist
The following three dogs all had their teeth professionally cleaned at Vernon Hills Animal Hospital on the same day. This is a typical example of the types of dental cases we see. Here are the before and after images that we sent home with their owners.
This dog was missing its lower canine tooth on this side. The teeth cleaned up well but there is significant gingivitis that required antibiotics to cure.
This dog’s teeth cleaned up well but there are permanent silver stains on the canine teeth from chewing on metal that do not come off even with professional cleaning.
This dog had advanced gingivitis and periodontal disease with a number of abscessed teeth. Whole mouth dental X-rays were taken. The poor guy needed 12 extractions. Early dental care might have prevented this, but he will feel better once the rotten teeth are out and the gums heal.