Dental Scaling, Polishing, and Radiographs:
We thoroughly clean each individual tooth above and below the gumline. Radiographs will be taken to assess the health of the teeth below gumline. Radiograph’s will be taken post-extraction if any teeth are removed. We use a pumice paste and our dental polisher to create a smooth and lustrous surface more resistant to plaque buildup.
This sealant helps seal the gingiva (gum) to the tooth surface, preventing food and bacteria from accumulating under the gumline.
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work:
If your pet is to be anesthetized, advances in anesthesia and surgery have made routine procedures relatively safe with low rate of complications. Nevertheless, occasional problems can arise due to pre-existing conditions that are not evident during routine pre-anesthetic physical examination. To avoid these problems, we perform blood work on all patients before administering anesthesia. This blood work checks kidney and liver enzymes, blood glucose as well as a complete blood count.
I.V. catheter and Fluid Therapy
I.V. catheter and Fluid therapy during surgery is an added safety measure. I.V. fluid therapy helps keep the patient hydrated, which may shorten the patient’s recovery period.
An essential part of the humane care of surgical patients is pain management. Pre and post-operative pain control is used on all surgical patients. The cost varies depending on the medications used in hospital and those that are sent home.