At Animal Medical Center, the safety and comfort of our patients is our primary concern, for
all dental procedures we will provide the following.
- Pre-anesthetic examination of your pet includes a 12 point evaluation by one of our
Pre-anesthetic blood testing on all patients including complete blood count (CBC), organ profile,
and electrolytes. Senior feline patients older than 10 years of age receive a thyroid screening
to check for hyperthyroidism.
Pre-anesthetic electrocardiogram (EKG) evaluated by a cardiologist on all patients greater than
10 years of age or patients having a history of heart murmur.
Intravenous fluid therapy in all cases tailored to electrolyte analysis.
- Multi-tiered approach to pain management (if needed) including,
Local nerve block
- Pre-operative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory injection
- Pre-operative narcotic injection
Post-operative narcotic injection as needed
Pain medication to go home with your pet
The safest anesthetic agents are used
Anesthesia is tailored to the individual pet depending on their age, weight and health issues such as
heart, kidney or liver problems.
Anesthetized patients are supervised by veterinary technicians. The technician is always evaluating
the patient physically and checking the electronic monitoring displays for respiratory and pulse
rates, blood pressure readings, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and EKG.
The Patients body temperature is regulated by the use of warm air convection blanket and other
external heating devices both during the procedure and in recovery.
Ultrasonic dental scaling used to remove tarter above and below the gum line.
After the teeth are cleaned, a comprehensive oral exam is performed by a veterinarian to evaluate
the mouth for gingival pocket depth, fractured teeth, pulp exposure, oral growths, occlusal
abnormalities cavities, etc.
Dental x-rays are often needed in order to completely evaluate your pet's oral health.
These x-rays serve as a valuable tool in providing a complete assessment of your pet's dental health.
Dental x-rays allow us to see parts of your pet's mouth not visible to the naked eye such as tooth
roots and surrounding bone. These hidden areas of your pet's mouth can serve as sources of infection
which may spread to vital organs.
If a diseased tooth is identified, our high speed dental equipment is used to remove the tooth quickly
and efficiently without damaging your pet's sensitive gum tissue.
After the teeth are cleaned and any necessary oral surgery completed, the teeth are polished to
smooth out any scratches in the tooth enamel.
It is recommended after all dental cleanings that a sealant (OraVet) be applied. The sealant provides
a barrier that helps to protect teeth and gums from plaque and calculus build up due to bacteria.
It also helps to prevent build-up under the gum line where most dental disease occurs.
After the dental application, a weekly at home application of a gel is applied to maintain this
barrier. It is quick and easy to apply and only takes 60 seconds once a week and can be combined with
Patients are monitored closely following oral surgery for evidence of discomfort and additional pain
medication is given if needed.
A detailed report and home care instructions is provided to every dental patient including after
hours doctor contact information.