Scheduling An Appointment


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In order to best serve you and make sure that we are as prepared as possible for your pet’s procedure, we do require a consultation prior to the procedure visit. This allows us to evaluate your pet and ensure it is safe for them to proceed with an anesthetic procedure. This also allows you to  mentally and financially prepare for the procedure! Some of your pets may be approaching a large surgery and having time to process what is involved with that allows you to ask all of the questions you may have ahead of time.

When scheduling a procedure appointment, a deposit is required to hold that appointment and then will later apply to the total invoice. The deposit is only refundable if the appointment is canceled 48 hours prior to the appointment time.

We want to be able to answer any questions you may have and make this process as stress free as possible for you and your pet! We will take care of calling your veterinarian(s) to obtain medical records so that you don’t have to worry about it. Our goal is to collaborate with your pet’s other veterinarians as a team so that we can deliver the best care to your loved one. We do require that your pet has been seen for a routine evaluation by a veterinarian within the past 12 months.

Due to the the American Veterinary Dental College being very small, there are not a lot of Board Certified Dentists in the area and therefore we know you may be traveling a long distance to us. A same day consultation and procedure appointment may be approved for patients that meet the requirements. Please call our office for more information regarding this.

Please see our “What to expect” page or give us a call if you have any other questions prior to scheduling!

Commonly Asked Questions

Does My Pet Need A Dental Cleaning?

Dental cleanings should be recommended based on each individual pet’s level of plaque and calculus build up and gingivitis. For some pets, cleanings may be necessary every 6 months, for others it could be every couple of years. More importantly, pets need to have routine oral evaluations with dental probing and full mouth dental radiographs no less than every 2 years and in some pets every 6 months. This includes pets who may have minimal plaque, calculus or gingivitis. It must be understood that clean teeth are not always healthy and therefore could be causing you pet pain or discomfort.

My Dog Has Bad Breath.

Bad breath is the number one symptom of advanced dental disease in pets. In most cases, bad breath in pets originates from disease causing bacteria. When pathogenic bacteria begin to flourish in the mouth, bad breath develops. It is important to have your pet’s oral health fully assessed with thorough oral examination and dental radiographs as soon as bad breath is noticed to prevent severe infections and tooth loss. These bacteria can also negatively affect other parts of the body and contribute to cardiac or renal disease.

My Pet Has Increased Risks For Anesthesia, How Can They Get The Dental Care They Need?

It is not fair to make a pet live with chronic dental pain and infection because they are considered an increased risk for anesthesia. At Pet Dental Center, we specialize in providing high level anesthesia care for geriatric pets and those with increased risks such as heart, kidney, liver, neurologic, diabetes and Cushing’s diseases. Because of our reputation for providing the highest level of anesthesia care possible, we average treating one high risk patient each day. Trust your pet with the ones who perform the most anesthesia procedures in high risk patients, Pet Dental Center.

Is It Normal For My Pet’s Teeth To Fall Out?

Baby or deciduous teeth are supposed to fall out when dogs and cats are teething, between 3 and 7 months of age. Adult or permanent teeth are present for the life of a dog and cat as long as they are healthy. If your pet is losing adult teeth there is severe dental disease. Advanced periodontal disease is the most likely cause for a pet losing teeth although dental fractures and tooth resorption are other likely causes.

What Kind Of Chews Are Good For My Pet’s Teeth?

Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best way to prevent dental disease at home and should be performed daily. When your pet does not accept brushing or for supplemental dental care in those pets who are getting their teeth brushed, dental chews can be a good choice. We recommend using dental chews that have the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) seal of approval. This verifies that the product has been tested in clinical trials and was shown to significantly reduce plaque or calculus. We also recommend slowly introducing dental chews by offering a reduced amount of the chew and observing your pet while chewing. This is to make sure he or she does not swallow a large portion of the chew that could lead to choking or digestive complications. Hard chew objects such as bones, hooves, antlers, thick rawhide products and plastic toys often lead to dental fractures and should always be avoided.