Windsor Animal Clinic does dentals. Just exactly what is a “dental” and what does it involve ?
First your cat or dog receives
a complete physical exam.
All vaccines and routine tests
need to be up to date. Call for
brochure, (preanesthesia blood work) courtesy of IDEXX.
Often some blood work is required before this procedure. This is to insure no additional problems may be present.
We want the safest experience with anesthesia. Often
other hidden problems may need to be dealt with
before a dental is performed. Blood work needed may include a complete blood count, blood chemistry and
blood gas/electrolytes to name a few.
Anesthesia is chosen based on the above results. A key to
minimizing any complications is monitoring during the dental while
your pet is sleeping. Pulse oximetry, oxygen, CO2, gas delivered,
EKG, BP are some of the parameters monitored.
Kathy doing a “dental”
Steps in performing the actual “dental”
Subgingival root planing
Also, if needed, we also offer dental X-rays.
The whole dental procedure may take from 45 minutes to 1-1/2 hours
Important dental tips