Removal of tartar in dogs
The best way to treat this pathology is to remove tartar from dogs. This can be done mechanically, or by a modern ultrasonic method.
With mechanical removal of plaque, there is a danger of damaging the enamel or mucous tissues.
The procedure is performed more often under general anesthesia. The animal is forbidden to take food 10 hours before removal in order to avoid vomiting during anesthesia. After the anesthesia, the tartar is scraped by a special tool manually, or an ultrasonic effect of varying degrees of vibration is used.
The use of ultrasound is less painful for the animal, traumatic lesions of the gums and enamel are excluded. However, this method is poorly suited for getting rid of the stone under the gum.
After the procedure, the teeth are thoroughly polished using special pastes and baits; complete the process by applying a bactericidal agent to the treated tissue.
In the presence of signs of inflammation, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory drugs, supplemented with vitamin complexes, drugs for raising immunity, stimulants of metabolism, can be prescribed.
A completely logical question may arise: how can I clean the tartar at home? Is it possible? In principle, it is possible, now in the veterinary shops and pharmacies are sold a lot of special pastes and brushes, as well as chewing gums for cleaning teeth. You can find even a specialized dry food for the prevention of tartar in dogs. Nevertheless, as practice proves, the effect of these methods is temporary, and sooner or later you will still have to remove tartar in the clinic. The procedure for the removal of tartar is recommended to repeat every 12-18 months.