Genetics plays a huge role in dental health as well, so when home care isn’t possible or isn’t enough an ultrasonic dental cleaning is recommended. This is done under general anesthesia, and all of the precautions and safeguards mentioned on (surgery page link) are in place during these routine procedures. Sometimes teeth are found to be broken or diseased and extraction of a tooth or multiple teeth may be recommended. Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital has the equipment, including high-speed instruments and dental radiography, to manage routine cleaning as well as surgical extractions. Our doctors are trained to handle these procedures safely and effectively.