At a home visit prior to a dental cleaning, our veterinarian will have examined your pet and also have run and interpreted blood work to ensure he/she appears sufficiently healthy to undergo anesthesia. In preparation for the dental procedure, we will have you fast your pet and we will perform a pre-anesthetic exam. After anesthetizing your pet in our mobile clinic, we will thoroughly evaluate the oral cavity and chart the teeth, noting pocket depths as well as any missing, mobile, fractured, and/or furcated teeth. Based on the findings, extractions and/or antibiotic treatments may be warranted. Following a complete oral examination, tartar is removed, using ultrasonic and hand scaling, teeth are polished to a smooth finish, and the oral cavity is rinsed.