We recommend performing pre-anesthetic bloodwork prior to all dental cleaning procedures. As soon as anesthesia is induced, a breathing tube is placed and the patient is started on gas to maintain the anesthesia. We are always within a few feet of every anesthetized patient.
After the teeth are thoroughly cleaned, rinsed, and polished, we examine every part of the patient's mouth and any abnormalities are noted on the dental chart. Any recommended treatment is explained to the owner, along with the costs for that treatment. In most cases, any required treatment can be performed at the same time as the cleaning.
All patients are closely monitored as they wake up, with most patients standing up within a few minutes of completing the procedure. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to be given prior to and/or after the dental cleaning.