We offer complete dental services for your pet. Just like us, pets acquire dental tartar on their teeth. However, since they do not brush regularly, this tartar undergoes a chemical change into calculus, which cannot be brushed away, but is best removed with a professional scaling. The safest way to accomplish this task is under anesthesia, where the patient is incubated to minimize risks. Then, we use the same type of equipment used in your dentist’s office to scale and polish the teeth. If necessary, any extractions and associated procedures are performed.
Generally, most dogs need their first dental cleaning around 3 years of age, and once yearly thereafter. This can be influenced by many factors including genetics and diet.
We have many products available, depending on your pet’s needs, to minimize the rate that calculus forms on their teeth. Please let us help you find the best match for your pet.
Pain management is one of our top priorities, and if necessary, antibiotics will be prescribed for your pet. Prices are subject to the size of your animal and the severity of dental disease.
Before any anesthetic procedure, we recommend performing blood-work to help us evaluate the overall health of the pet and determine any risks related to anesthesia. Generally, we pull blood-work the morning of the procedure, but it may be evaluated at a regular appointment prior to the anesthetic event. We also recommend administering IV fluids during and immediately after the procedure for multiple reasons. First, it supports blood pressure while the patient is anesthetized, reducing risk to the kidneys, one of the primary organs for processing the anesthetic agents. Second, it gives us immediate access to administer emergency drugs if necessary. We recommend bloodwork and IV fluids for young patients, and require both blood-work and fluids for any anesthesia in a patient over 6 years of age.
Please call our office to schedule an appointment: 806-687-0687.
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