Once scale settles in, the only solution is to have your veterinarian proceed to a scaling. This is done under general anaesthesia in order to guarantee the comfort and safety of both the dog and veterinarian.
If your dog shows signs of advanced periodontal illness, it is probable that your veterinarian will have to remove one or several unstable teeth. Don’t panic, it’s for your dog’s own good! Indeed, it can very well do without these unstable teeth that, moreover, are painful.
After a scaling or dental extraction, your dog’s gums may be sensitive. You can use a soothing gel that does not require brushing in order to alleviate your dog’s discomfort.