A pre-surgical physical exam and blood work. Because pet dentals are considered surgical procedures, they involve anesthesia. Your veterinarian needs to have a current health profile to ensure that your pet can be sedated for the procedure.
The polishing of the teeth. Because the scaler leaves microscopic grooves on the tooth’s enamel when removing tartar, the polishing paste removes these rough areas on the teeth. This helps to slow the buildup of plaque and tartar.
Finishing up. Before your pet is awakened from the sedation, your veterinarian will spray a solution of water and chlorhexidine gluconate around the teeth and gums to remove any debris and tartar from the mouth. The teeth are then dried and a fluoride treatment is applied.