Advanced Pet Dentistry: A Clean Mouth Is a Healthy Mouth
Lower East Side Animal Hospital provides advanced pet dental procedures for dogs and cats, including teeth cleaning and tooth extraction. Our facility provides your pet the absolute highest quality dentistry assisted by the latest diagnostic imaging technology.
Your pet’s teeth and mouth are prone to disease and decay just like yours. If your pet has a bad tooth or infected gums, the pain can lead to lack of appetite, and infection can erode the immune system to allow for secondary, more serious infections. Our state-of-the-art digital dental X-ray unit provides us with a look below the gum line of your pet’s mouth. This ensures we make accurate decisions related to tooth extractions only when necessary, and without any guessing that might occur without this invaluable diagnostic information.
What to Expect at Your Pet’s Veterinary Dentistry Visit
Since animals cannot sit still for a thorough dental evaluation, teeth cleaning, and other dental work, general anesthesia is necessary. To guarantee the safest outcome, we require all patients undergoing an anesthetic procedure have the following:
- Pre-operative health exam
- Diagnostic blood panel
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Your pet’s safety and comfort are important to us. We closely monitor your pet’s respiratory rate, pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen level throughout the procedure and into recovery. All animals undergoing dental procedures are generally admitted and discharged from the hospital the same day, and we will provide information regarding post-operative care. If medications are necessary, they can be filled at our onsite veterinary pharmacy for your convenience.
Contact us to schedule your pet’s dental appointment. We are always available to answer your questions or concerns regarding the procedure or the use of anesthesia.