Dental Procedures at Safari
The Safari Difference follows through as we clean your pet’s teeth. We consider the procedure seriously, and take the time to perform a complete dental, with probing, scaling, polishing and dental radiographs to determine and document the degree of disease.
This is done under general anesthesia with intensive care monitoring devices. In addition, your pet is kept warm and comfy on a bed of warm air during the procedure
We use the acronym ATP for Assessment, Treatment and Plan for the future. The first stage is Assessment for what we are going to do today and to document where we are with the dental care now. Treatment of the teeth by scaling the teeth above and below the gum line as well as removal of teeth or obvious gum disease is done during the first procedure. Then we Plan for the future as we identify the dental trend in your pet’s mouth.
Dental radiographs will be reviewed with you during your pet’s release from the hospital so we can be on the same page with the future dental care. Digital dental plates specially designed for “in-the-mouth” use is placed behind the teeth to record the radiographs. The dental radiograph unit is similar to that used in a human dental office.