Dental Frequently Asked Questions and Information
- Your pet is given a sedative/painkiller prior to surgery to minimize anxiety and any
- An antibiotic injection will be administered as a preventative.
- Your pet’s procedure is on a heated table to maintain their body temperature.
- IV fluids are administered during the dental procedure to help sustain body temperature and
fluid levels. This also helps to dissipate the anesthesia when your pet is waking up.
- Your pet has electronic patient monitoring while under anesthesia to measure their heart
rate and the oxygen level within their body.
- A highly trained veterinary technician will monitor your pet the entire time they are under
anesthesia until your pet is awake and walking normally.
- A fluoride treatment is applied for additional tooth protection.
- While your pet is under anesthesia, a complimentary pedicure is done.
- Your pet will recover in an ICU cage on a heating pad and a soft fleece blanket.
- Check in time is between 7:15am and 7:30am.
- Do not give food or water after midnight the night before the dental, unless directed by your doctor.
- Ask your doctor if you should stop, or continue, any medication that your pet is currently taking.
- You can expect to get a call with an update about your pet after the dental procedure. The technician will give you an estimated discharge time. Due to your pet’s recovery time after anesthesia, you may be asked to call us to verify the discharge time.
- If your pet is having another procedure done at the same time as the dental, an overnight stay may be required. Please ask the technician during your check in time.