Pet dental health is extremely important when it comes to your pets overall health and longevity. Dental disease can cause many problems with your pets heart, kidneys and liver. By age 3, 50% of all dogs and cats will have some form of dental disease. CountryChase Veterinary is equipped with a state of the art dentistry suite as well as a digital dental radiology machine to help aid in providing the best care for your pet.
Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork allows us to screen for underlying disease such as liver and kidney disease, diabetes, anemia and dehydration. Older patients and patients with previously diagnosed illness are at a greater risk for anesthetic related complications and will require more extensive pre-anesthetic diagnostics. Our in-house pre-anesthetic blood screen is performed the morning of the procedure and is appropriate for patients younger than 6 years old. The more extensive pre-anesthetic blood screen must be drawn a couple of days before the procedure and is appropriate for patients over 6 years old or patients with underlying health concerns.
Includes: Anesthesia, scaling, polishing, oral exam, cardiovascular monitoring, intravenous fluids, and hospitalization.
Anesthesia – Although anesthesia is very safe, as in human medicine, it is not completely risk free. We minimize this risk by creating an individual anesthesia protocol for your companion based on a physical exam, age, and pre-anesthetic blood work.
We also place an IV catheter, provide IV fluids and monitor the patient very closely throughout the procedure.
Scaling/Polishing/Oral Exam – The dental technician carefully scales each tooth with our ultrasonic scaler, cleaning the tooth surface and checking for decay and lesions. The technician also performs root planning which involves removing tarter under the gum line with a special tool. When all the teeth are free of tarter and plaque, they are polished for a smooth surface. The attending veterinarian performs a full oral exam, charting each tooth and recording any abnormalities such as pockets or missing teeth.
Dental x-rays – Dental Radiographs are often necessary to fully evaluate a tooth and make treatment decisions.
Intravenous Catheter/Fluids – A small area of your companion’s leg will be shaved for placement of the intravenous catheter. The intravenous catheter provides immediate access to a vein should medication be indicated. The intravenous fluids increases blood supply to vital organs and helps to provide a smooth and rapid recovery from anesthesia.
Pain/Antibiotic Injections – Often when oral surgery is performed the veterinarian will administer an injection of pain medication to help the recovery process and an antibiotic injection to decrease the risk of infection.
Procedure: Most dental procedures do not require an overnight stay. The patient is admitted between 8-8:30 am and usually is released between 4:00-6:00 pm.
Cleaning with Oral Surgery
Includes: Anesthesia, scaling, polishing, oral exam, cardiovascular monitoring, dental x-rays, oral surgery, periodontal treatment, antibiotic injection, pain injection, intravenous fluids, hospitalization, and dispensed medication.
Oral Surgery – Sometimes during your companion’s dentistry the veterinarian finds teeth that are too decayed to be saved. In these instances the veterinarian will extract the tooth, which is a form of oral surgery.
Periodontal Treatment – A special antibiotic therapy is administered to deep pockets around teeth to stimulate healing of the gingiva.
Tampa, FL 33626
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 2:00pm