When it comes to anesthesia and oral surgery, it is important for a practice to administer both gentle and effective treatment to your beloved companion. Our staff at Pet Dental Clinic is trained to give your pet the care and compassion he or she needs for a successful dental procedure that will lead to a healthier and happier life.
You can expect our staff's complete attention when your pet is in the treatment room. Your pet's vital parameters will be monitored continuously while he or she is under anesthesia, to include, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygenation, ventilation, ECG, and blood pressure. Your pet will be on IV fluids throughout the procedure to maintain hydration and blood pressure. Any changes in parameters will be addressed immediately and any necessary adjustments will be made.
Before the procedure, we use the conclusions from the pre-surgery exam and the accompanying lab work to determine which methods to use during the procedure. If indicated, we design pain management strategies specific to your pet's size, breed, and condition. We will communicate with you throughout the day to update you on your pet's care.
We understand that many clients have an interest in pursuing anesthesia-free dentistry for their pets. This may be due to concerns with anesthesia or their pet’s age or health status. If you feel this way, you are not alone. We share your concern and that is why we take all the steps we can to ensure that it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia.
It is important to note that anesthesia-free dental procedures are not appropriate for patients with signs of dental disease. Anesthesia-free cleanings are possible for calm patients with low levels of tartar and no signs of gingivitis. When gingivitis or gum recession is present, the tissue is often sensitive, and it is therefore difficult to clean the tartar from below the gumline because this may be uncomfortable or stressful for the animal. It is imperative that we be able to clean below the gumline because if tartar is left there, it will continue to advance periodontal disease even when the visible tooth looks clean.
We understand that situations are unique and we are here to help you! If you are seeking an anesthesia-free dental cleaning for your pet, please give us a call so we can help determine which option may be best for you and your pet and give you resources.