Dental health is an important aspect of preventative care. Choose from three different dental care packages to suit your pet's needs and save up to $100. Call us at (410) 256-4888 for pricing information.
A comprehensive blood panel and urinalysis (price without a dental package: $212) is run prior to your pet’s procedure to ensure all organ systems are running as they should and that it is safe for your pet to undergo anesthesia. This is the same reason people are required to have pre-surgical lab work performed.
Any procedure that requires gas anesthesia requires an intravenous (IV) catheter to ensure the fastest and most exact delivery of drugs and medications into the body system. Fluids help to hydrate your pet both before and after the surgery and help to flush the drugs and anesthesia out of the body system. All of our sedation and anesthetic procedures are closely monitored for heart rate, ECG, blood pressure, breathing rate, O2, and CO2, using monitoring equipment and a trained anesthetic technician. This is the safest standard of care for any living creature undergoing anesthesia and we want the best for your pets and your peace of mind.
The mouth of your pet is like an iceberg - we can’t see what lies beneath and there can be fractures or disease below the gum line. Dental radiographs can only be done under sedation and anesthesia. These images produced by these radiographs will give our dental team the information needed to fully assess your pet’s dental health and identify any potential problems early.
Our trained dental technicians use a hand and water-cooled ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and calculus buildup from the teeth and then polish them up to protect the tooth surface. The gums are cleaned thoroughly to remove any bacteria behind the gum line that causes bad breath.
An antibiotic injection is given during the procedure as a precautionary measure to prevent any infection since bacteria live in the mouth and enter the bloodstream during dental cleanings. If the doctor determines your pet needs additional antibiotics or pain medication for extractions, these are included. We want to ensure your pets feel great after their dental procedures, so a follow-up visit is included if any additional concerns need to be addressed.
At Perry Hall Animal Hospital we make sure that every patient is treated as part of our family.