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What To Expect

What is involved in the professional teeth cleaning at our hospital? 
Each Oral Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention (Oral ATP) visit has twelve separate steps: 

  1. General exam before anesthesia, pre-operative organ testing  
  2. Oral exam under anesthesia  
  3. Gross calculus removal  
  4. Subgingival (below the gumline) scaling, root planing, curettage where indicated  
  5. Tooth polishing  
  6. Irrigation  
  7. OraVet® application  
  8. Post cleaning exam and dental x-rays to evaluate the areas below the gum line  
  9. Dental charting to create a treatment plan 
  10. Therapy if necessary  
  11. Home care instructions  
  12. No-fee follow up appointment to see how well you are performing home care.