Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Dental disease can result in bad breath, painful chewing, and tooth loss.

A professional dental cleaning is required to remove plaque and tartar from a pet’s teeth. This requires that the pet be under anesthesia.

Dentals start at around sixty dollars. The price depends on the species and weight of the animal. Extractions are additional per tooth. Extractions can range from five to twenty-five per tooth. Antibiotics and pain medication can range from ten to thirty dollars per pet as well.