Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health. Dental problems can cause or be caused by other health problems. Dental disease can be painful, and some pets may become irritable or aggressive after dental problems arise. Your pet should have a thorough physical exam including a complete oral exam at least once a year by your veterinarian to detect early signs of disease.
Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following:
Our team at Oasis Veterinary Hospital will evaluate your pet’s overall well-being, including oral health, and provide you with the best treatment plan!
Deciphering the Dental Estimate – why we are unable to provide an exact cost prior to your pet’s dental procedure:
For humans, dental cleaning and x-rays are performed when we are awake so a plan can be made prior to performing any major dental procedures. Unfortunately, pets do not allow us to perform cleaning or dental x-rays until they are anesthetized. Therefore, we are only seeing the tip of the tooth prior to anesthesia, and many times dental disease is present below the gumline even when the tooth appears healthy on the surface.
After your pet’s exam, you will receive an estimate consisting of 2 parts. The first page will be an estimate for the portion of your pet’s dental procedure that we can accurately predict. This includes the pre-anesthesia work up, anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring, complete dental cleaning, polishing and dental x-rays. Antibiotics and additional pain medication will also be listed on the high end of your estimate in case these are necessary after the dental procedure. The second page will be a pricing sheet for possible extractions that we may discover after we perform your pets complete cleaning and dental X-rays.
A thorough dental cleaning at Oasis provides a clean slate for brushing at home. The following video provides step-by-step instructions for introducing tooth brushing to a dog.