A DENTAL IS NOT "JUST A DENTAL"
Dental xray info
The Facts about Dental Disease
We follow the protocol below with our dentals:
1. PRE- SURGICAL BLOOD PROFILE
We are checking a complete blood count, liver, and kidney values.
If any values are abnormal, we may postpone the surgery
to investigate the cause.
2. PRE-SURGICAL EXAMINATION
We are performing a complete examination to make
sure that the patient is healthy.
3. PRE-SURGICAL EKG
We are checking the heart muscle performance.
4. PRE-SURGICAL/POST SURGICAL PAIN MEDICATIONS
We use several types of pain management medications,
and give them by injection and/or orally.
5. SEDATIVE/ TRANQUILIZER
We give these medications to relax the patient before
6. INTRAVENOUS CATHETER
We insert an intravenous catheter usually in a front leg.
This allows for I.V. fluid and medication administration
before, during, and after surgery.
7. INHALANT ANESTHESIA
We use Isoflurane or Sevoflurane, the safest gas anesthetics
for patients. All patients are intubated for maximum
oxygenation and anesthesia control.
8. DENTAL PROCEDURE
We do a full set of digital x-rays to evaluate the teeth under the gums.
We evaluate each tooth individually above the gums, curette under gums, then clean and polish the teeth. We extract only if necessary. All teeth are "charted" for further reference.
9. SURGICAL MOITORING WITH EKG, PULSE OXIMETER, RESPIRATION,
TEMPERATURE, BLOOD PRESSURE. Your pet is monitored
by a technician from the start of surgery until the pet is out of recovery.
Your pet is given PAIN MEDICATION during and after the dental procedure if necessary.
Patients are sent home with pain medications and antibiotics if necessary.
An estimate good for 30 days is given prior to scheduling the dental.