During Your Pet’s Wellness Visit
- Your veterinarian and technician will review your pet’s dental health risk assessment prior to your appointment.
- The health risk assessment will help the team
- determine your pet’s current dental health and the routine care given at home (i.e. trouble eating, drooling, lost teeth or bleeding gums, brushing, diet, dental chews). The veterinarian will then perform an oral health exam on your pet as part of your pet’s wellness visit.
- Based on your pet’s oral health exam your veterinarian will recommend the services needed for your pet.
- A dental treatment plan and estimated cost will be prepared, if necessary for your pet.
Scheduling a Professional Dental Procedure
- At the end of your pet’s wellness visit, you can schedule your pet’s dental procedure with one of our client care specialists.
- An admissions appointment will also be scheduled with one of our veterinary technicians on the day of the procedure. Admissions appointments are scheduled every 15 minutes between 8 – 8:45am.
The Evening Prior to the Procedure
- Remove your pet’s food by 8pm the evening prior to your pet’s procedure.
- To ensure that your pet does not get dehydrated, you can allow your pet access to water up until they check-in for their appointment.
The Day of the Procedure
- The technician will review the procedure and pre-anesthetic blood work with you the morning of the procedure.
- It is important to provide a contact telephone number so you can be easily reached the day of the procedure.
- Your veterinarian will review the pet’s blood work and perform a physical examine the day of the procedure. If any abnormalities are found in your pet’s blood work or physical examine that alter their recommendations of moving forward with the procedure, you will be contacted.
- Your veterinarian will write out the orders for your pet’s anesthesia protocol for the day.
- Medication is calculated and prepared for your pet for anesthesia.
- Your pet will be induced and maintained under anesthesia. They will be monitored by dedicated technician throughout the procedure.
- Your veterinarian will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove the tartar (cement like substance) from your pet’s teeth.
- Your veterinarian will inspect the oral cavity for any unexpected abnormalities.
- You will be contacted if the unexpected abnormalities change your pet’s treatment plan.
- The unexpected items will be treated by your veterinarian and the teeth will be cleaned and polished.
- Your pet will be fully recovered from anesthesia.
- You will receive before and after images of your pet’s procedure.
- Your veterinarian will contact you once the procedure is completed to review your pet’s health.
- Your technician will contact you to review your pet’s discharge instructions and schedule your pet’s discharge appointment.
- You will be emailed a copy of your pet’s discharge instructions by your technician.