Prophylactic dental cleaning, to remove built up plaque, is very important to us at Skyway Animal Hospital Inc. in maintaining the health of your pet. Infected gums with periodontal disease is a source for bacteria to escape into the blood stream and infect the internal organs (heart valves, liver, kidneys, etc). Through our veterinary technicians, we can perform a thorough dental cleaning and remove the infectious plaque. Many times, when we perform this service, we also find one or more teeth that have lost the bone around the roots and are loose. When we come across such teeth, we will extract them and remove a potential source of systemic infection.