This is not your Mother’s dental! Don’t be fooled by the dentistries offered by other vets. You will be comparing apples to porcupines. Yes, we are that different in our approach to dentistry! Here’s how we do it: (click here to download this checklist)
- Courtesy dental consults prior to any dentistry to go over the procedure, the costs and to help give the owner an idea of what may need to be done once we are able to explore and take x-rays under anesthesia.
- Current blood work, including cardiac blood work screening for all cats and certain geriatric dogs, thyroid screening and current heart worm test, urinalysis and negative fecal tests.
- Pre-anesthetic ECG the morning of the procedure.
- IV catheter with IV fluids administered by warmed IV fluid pump
- A tracheal tube placed to prevent inhaling fluid into the lungs during the cleaning, state-of-the-art anesthetics are used for the procedure.
- Baby socks on their feet to keep in warm
- Additional special interactive warming device wrapped around their entire body to prevent your pet from ever being cold.
- Two people attending to your pet throughout the entire procedure. The doctor performs all x-rays and work on your pet’s teeth. The veterinary technician monitors anesthesia and records the entire event and all findings during the procedure, and assists the doctor in any way needed.
- Monitoring of respiratory rate, heart rate, blood oxygen percent, blood carbon dioxide percent, core temperature, blood pressure, and ECG throughout surgery. Monitoring is doubled in some cases, being performed not just by a piece of equipment, but also by the veterinary technician.
- Full-mouth dental x-rays prior to any work performed
- Full cleaning and exploration of the oral cavity, and documentation of all findings.
- If needed, a call from the veterinarian or the assistant with the findings that need to be addressed with an estimate, including nerve blocks, etc. if needed to prevent pain upon recovery.
- A call after the procedure is complete with an update.
- Antibiotics and pain medicine if needed.
- Meet with the veterinarian at pick up to review the digital x-rays, all findings, and to review any procedures that were done and why they were done, and to review the best plan going forward that works for you and your pet to prevent future dental disease in the best way possible.
- Infinite courtesy rechecks, including education and training about how to prevent dental calculus accumulation, gingivitis, and periodontal disease going forward so you maximize the time in between dentistries.
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