Longenbaugh Veterinary Hospital P.C.

15703 Longenbaugh, Ste. F
Houston, TX 77095

(281)856-7023

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Longenbaugh Veterinary Hospital Dental Surgery in Cypress Texas 77095

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

general anesthesia.

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.