Your Initial Pet Dental Consultation
What to expect during your initial visit with us:
All pets are seen by appointment only. Your pet’s first visit to the Animal Dental Center will be an initial consultation. During the consultation, one of our veterinary dental specialists will review your pet’s medical records provided to us by your veterinarian and will discuss your pet’s current medical condition with you. Our veterinary dentist will also perform a comprehensive physical examination; obtaining a current overall health assessment. The vast majority of procedures at the Animal Dental Center will necessitate general anesthesia.
The consultation will focus on the dental health of your pet. Our discussions will center on any dental problem areas and answering all of your questions. The veterinarian will discuss treatment options and provide a detailed written treatment plan and estimate of cost for the recommended procedures. In most cases your pet’s procedure can be performed that same day!
Things To Bring With You During Your Consult
Pet Food & Water Guidelines Ahead of Your Appointment
If you have an appointment for a consultation followed by a procedure, please do not feed your pet within 12 hours of the procedure appointment. This generally means no food / treats after 8PM the night before. Water can be given as usual, and you may continue to give any medication prescribed by your veterinarian.
If you have an appointment for a consultation and examination only (you do not wish to schedule the procedure on the same day), there are no special considerations for feeding or allowing water the morning of your appointment. While our team always contacts your primary veterinarian for all patient records, please bring any x-rays / laboratory tests that your veterinarian has given you.