Great Teeth - Great Health
Periodontal disease is quite a common clinical condition in cats and dogs even though it’s completely preventable. Left untreated it can actually lead to heart problems or even death. If your pet has bad breath that might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but even its internal organs as well.
Schedule an appointment if your pet is under 10 years old. For older pets blood work and an exam is necessary to see if the risks are worth the benefit of cleaning the teeth, as older pets are much more sensitive to anesthesia.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Your pet will be placed under anesthesia for the comfort of your pet and success of the cleaning. The teeth are cleaned with an ultrasonic scaler, which is used to remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth. After teeth are cleaned, the surfaces are polished and are now wonderfully clean. If any teeth are decayed, they will be extracted at an extra cost (see below). Antibiotics and/or pain meds will be prescribed if necessary to ensure the health and comfort of your pet.
After the procedure please see your pet has no food or water until the following day. Depending upon the type and quantity of the extractions, you many need to soften your pets food for up to three to five days.
Total Cost: $194 includes: the procedure, anesthesia, and antibiotic.
If there are extractions, that is an additional cost. Please see below. Also, if pain meds are needed (which isn’t common for animals have different nerve ending than humans), that would be additional too.
For older pets, if blood work is desired before this procedure, that is not included in the total cost.
Simple Extraction: $ 33
Complex Extraction: $ 59