What happens if I don’t do extractions recommended?
- Your pet’s quality of life may be affected if there is a tooth that needs to be extracted, but isn’t.
If I decline extractions, how quick can I come back to have them removed?
- We may be able to reevaluate a tooth that needs to be extracted in a few months, but the cost of the hospitalization, IV catheter and fluids, general anesthesia, and blood pressure/pulse oximeter monitoring, will be applied, unless done with another dental special.
What does your dental special include?
- Our dental special includes hospitalization, the placement of an IV catheter, IV fluids, general anesthesia, blood pressure/pulse oximeter monitoring, and the dental cleaning and probing.
My pet is not eating and has a swollen cheek, what can I do?
- Swelling near the mouth and not eating can be a result of a tooth abscess. Your pet will need general anesthesia and a dental prophylaxis procedure. That way your pet’s mouth can be fully examined and evaluated.
My pet’s breath is really bad, what can I do?
- A foul smelling mouth can indicate infected gums/teeth, usually the only way to truly know is to perform a full oral exam. If this is not possible when your pet is awake, then your pet will need to come in for a dental prophylaxis while under general anesthesia. Dental prophylaxis is recommended yearly, unless otherwise specified by your veterinarian, for all adult dogs and cats.