Pet Tooth Removal From Your Veterinarian in Santa Barbara
If your pet presents with a severely damaged tooth that requires extraction, you can feel confident leaving your animal in the caring hands of the staff at La Concepcion Animal Hospital. Dr. Dalo has extensive experience as a vet surgeon and our state-of-the-art office is equipped to handle all of your pet's pre-op and post-op care. Whether your small animal is suffering from a fractured tooth, abscess, misalignment, periodontal disease or other dental problem, tooth removal from your veterinarian in Santa Barbara can provide much needed relief from pain and infection. Because pet tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and not simply “pulling a tooth” as in some human dentistry, we provide your animal with comprehensive care that includes radiographs, blood work, anesthesia and recovery care.
Blood Work Before Pet Dental Care Under Anesthesia
In order to ensure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and surgery, we always perform pre-anesthetic blood work prior to scheduling a surgery appointment. Even if your animal seems otherwise fine and has only fractured a tooth on a favorite toy, a blood panel can detect underlying conditions that can increase the risks of anesthesia and surgery. Even young pets can benefit from blood work before pet dental care because they may have genetic organ conditions that are worsened by anesthesia. Especially in older pets, blood work can detect problems that must be addressed prior to surgery; blood work can detect minor problems, such as dehydration requiring I.V. fluids, to more serious conditions, such as diabetes requiring long-term monitoring and medication. Once any conditions have been managed, we will schedule your pet for surgery and be equipped to safely monitor the animal under anesthesia while the tooth is extracted.
Recovery Care After Tooth Removal
Recovery care after tooth removal is vital to manage pain and prevent infection. Immediately following surgery, we will monitor your pet in our office. The vet surgeon and our veterinarian technicians will check vital signs and ensure your animal stays calm and comfortable in a secure, quiet environment to promote rest and healing. At-home recovery care after tooth removal is equally important. We will provide you with post-op instructions for medications and diet and schedule a re-check appointment. The vet surgeon will also be available by phone if you have any questions or concerns.
Call Your Veterinarian in Santa Barbara Today!
If you are worried your animal has a dental care problem requiring surgery, the first step is to schedule an appointment with your veterinarians in Santa Barbara. Dr. Caitlin Kelly and Dr. Dalo would love to meet your pet. Call us at (805) 685-4513 and ask about our new client special to receive a discount on your first visit. If the examination reveals a problem, we will discuss all options and answer any questions before proceeding. Then, we can take full radiographs (X-rays) of the mouth and draw blood while you wait in our inviting La Concepcion Animal Hospital office located at 7126 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117.