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Dental Cleaning and Polishing in McKinney, TX

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What Is Dental Cleaning and Polishing?

Taking care of your pet's smile is one way you can help them live a longer, healthier life. At Pet Method, we recommend bringing your cat or dog in for professional dental cleanings once each year. These preventive veterinary visits involve the removal of plaque and tartar, in addition to thoroughly cleaning and polishing the teeth. Along with a good at-home oral routine, dental cleanings for your cat or dog are key to preventing gum disease and secondary health problems, like tooth loss, heart disease, and kidney infections. Dr. Hunter Finn specializes in dental cleaning and polishing for cats and dogs at our vet clinic in McKinney, TX. He will ensure that your pet feels safe, relaxed, and comfortable throughout the dental treatment process.

What are the Benefits of Dental Cleaning and Polishing?

In addition to regular at-home dental care for your pets, professional cleaning and polishing once per year is critical for maintaining their overall dental and oral health. Primary benefits of in-office dental cleaning and polishing for your dog or cat include:

  • Preventing bad breath
  • Identifying tooth decay and/or damaged teeth
  • Preventing and/or treating gum disease, like gingivitis
  • Relieving tooth pain
  • Preventing worsening complications, including the loss of a tooth, kidney disease, organ damage, and more

What Happens During A Dental Cleaning?

Your pet will be asleep under general anesthesia and carefully monitored during the professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment. Once the anesthesia has been given, Dr. Finn will perform an assessment of your pet's teeth and then utilize a scaling tool to remove excess plaque and tartar above and below the gumline. This process helps prevent gum diseases, like gingivitis and periodontitis. A polishing tool will then be used to thoroughly clean the surface of the teeth to help lessen future plaque and tartar buildup. Finally, a fluoride solution is applied, followed by a sealant to add an extra layer of protection for the teeth. Once your pet is fully awake from anesthesia, they will be released to go home.

Oral Care for Your Pet

Help your pet keep a clean mouth and fresh breath by scheduling yearly dental cleanings at Pet Method in McKinney, TX. Dr. Hunter Finn and his compassionate team help ensure that pets feel at ease throughout their oral care. We want to help your pet develop a positive association with going to the vet.

Dr. Finn and his team are the best! I had taken my dog to four other vets before all of which prescribed pain medication and said it wasn’t emergent when she was having trouble walking and unable to eat. I took my dog to Pet Method where Dr. Finn did blood work, X-rays and an ultrasound she was found to be in CKD and needed to be emergently admitted for aggressive treatment. My baby would have died if it wasn’t for him & his team

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Dr. Finn and staff are amazing! Kaitlyn is great and Sara is awesome. Love Dr. Finn's fear free approach and appreciate the insight he provides. Highly recommend bringing your pet(s) in!

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Dr.Finn was great with my dogs. One has severe anxiety and Dr.Finn was extremely patient and caring. 10/10 reccomend Pet Method.

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My dogs absolutely love Pet Method. We used to take them to another pet hospital and they would always end up being terrified after the exam. For example, our older dog, Henry, would cower under the chairs after getting his shot or his nails clipped. At Pet Method, they took their time to make sure he was comfy and gave him lots of treats while also clipping his nails in a quick and neat manner. He ended up snoring afterwards in his exam room! We live in Garland and are gladly driving up to this place because we know that our pets would get the best treatment from Dr. Finn and his staffs. 10/10 would definitely recommend them to anyone who's looking for a vet who truly cares about their pets!

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