At Guildford Animal Hospital we are passionate about dental care. In our pets, dental disease can lead to infection of the teeth and gums and can lead to bacteria being seeded in to the liver and kidneys which can cause serious systemic disease as our pets age.
Many people do not enjoy going to the dentist…but at least they stay still (we hope)! To have a complete, professional cleaning pets require anesthesia. Any dental cleaning done without anesthesia is merely cosmetic as it cannot eliminate disease under the gum line where millions of bacteria like to hide! At Guildford Animal Hospital we perform anesthetics almost every day for pets ranging from a few months of age up to 19 years of age.
All of our dental procedures are performed by our Veterinarians and our Registered Veterinary Technicians.
All pets receive the following services during their dental procedures:
- A pre-operative exam to ensure that they are healthy for their anesthesia
- Intravenous fluids to support their blood pressure
- Active warming on both a circulating hot water blanket and with a warm air blanket to ensure maintainence of an ideal body temperature
- Full anesthetic monitoring throughout the dental procedure including blood pressure, ECG, pulse oximetry, respiration and temperature monitoring
- Full mouth dental exam and charting by a veterinarian
- Full mouth dental radiographs (X-rays) to investigate the health of the teeth below the gum line
- Hand Scaling above and below the gum line by a Registered Veterinary Technician
- Ultrasonic Scaling above and below the gum line by a Registered Veterinary Technician
- Polishing of all teeth by a Registered Veterinary Technician
- A Full Discharge Report including images of your pet’s dental radiographs and before and after photos!
THAT IS COMPLETE, PROFESSIONAL DENTAL CARE!!!
TO ENSURE THAT WE DO THE BEST JOB POSSIBLE FOR EVERY PET WE HAVE ONE VETERINARIAN ASSIGNED TO DOING YOUR PET’S DENTAL FOR THE DAY AND WE NEVER BOOK MORE THAN THREE DENTAL CLEANINGS IN THE SAME DAY.
We use all of the safest drugs, protocols, monitoring equipment and always have at least one Veterinarian and one Registered Veterinary Technician per anesthetic procedure. For more information on our anesthetic protocols click our ANESTHESIA LINK (coming soon).