Q? How do you schedule an appointment?
Q? Why should you bring your pet to Pet Dental Center?
A: At Pet Dental Center, we provide a full range of dental services for pets from basic oral evaluations and cleanings to advanced dentistry and oral surgery. Any pet that has not had a thorough oral evaluation and dental X-rays for 12 months is in need of dental care. Any pet that has bad breath or is suspected to have dental disease for any reason needs a thorough oral evaluation. Your regular veterinarian may refer your pet for assessment and treatment of oral disease for a variety of reasons. Common referrals include advanced periodontal disease, feline tooth resorption and stomatitis, fractured teeth, dental radiography and advanced imaging, maxillofacial trauma, oral cancer and high-risk anesthesia candidates in need of dental care.
Q? What should you do to prepare your pet for the appointment?
A: Some pets will receive assessment and treatment under anesthesia on the same day as the initial consultation. In preparation for the potential anesthesia, your pet must be fasted for at least 12 hours prior to the appointment time. Please remove any food available to your pet the evening before the appointment. Your pet may have access to fresh water at all times. Recent bloodwork is required prior to performing anesthesia and should be done within 2 months of the dental procedure.
Q? What should you bring with you to the appointment?
A: You may fill out the Registration Form ahead of time if you’d like to expedite the check in process. Please also bring all medications and medical records you may have for your pet. We will have already obtained medical records from your general care veterinarian and your pet’s specialist prior to your appointment.
Q? How long will your pet stay for the procedure?
A: In order for us to offer your pet the best care possible, we do have them stay with us for the majority of the day. Your pet will be discharged from the hospital on the day of the procedure in the afternoon or early evening (generally between 3:30 and 6:30). In the rare event that your pet needs 24-hour care, you will be referred to a local 24-hour facility that offers around-the-clock care by trained technicians and veterinarians. If your pet is high risk and needs 24-hour care post operatively, we will have this arranged ahead of time.
Q? How long will it take your pet to recover from the procedure?
A: Some slight sleepiness and decrease in appetite is common for 12-24 hours following general anesthesia. By 24-48 hours following the procedure, your pet should return to normal activity levels and appetite. If oral surgery was performed on your pet, you will need to offer a softened diet or canned food and administer oral medications for up to 2 weeks.
Q? What are the payment options?
A: Payments may be made using credit cards (MC, VISA, DISC, AMEX) or cash, checks are not accepted. For financing assistance, we offer care credit. Our Care credit program offers interest free financing for six full months. Borrowers must pay the full balance by the agreed time or face interest charges to the date of transaction. For many clients, this option provides ‘breathing room’ when veterinary expenses upset the family budget. Care Credit helps clients obtain the medical care their pet needs, at a time that it is needed most. To apply for your Care Credit account, click the “Apply Now” button in the banner below.