Oral surgeries are usually day cases, which means your pet will be admitted in the morning and go home the same day. A general anaesthetic is always required when having any oral health treatment, as it is not possible to do a good oral procedure on a conscious animal. This is for your pet’s safety and comfort and allows the vet to do a thorough investigation of your pet’s mouth including dental x-rays if necessary.
A descale is a procedure where tartar, which can be seen on the surface of the teeth, is cleaned away. This allows the vet to thoroughly examine the teeth and surrounding gums. Some dogs and all cats require an X-ray to highlight any dental disease hiding below the gumline and assists the veterinary surgeon in deciding the appropriate course of treatment for your pet.
Rest and recuperate
When you take your pet home, they will need soft food for a few days while they recover if they have had extractions. If your pet requires pain relief this will be given during the procedure and additional pain relief will then be dispensed to be given at home.
If your pet requires pain relief this will be given during the procedure and additional pain relief can then be given at home. If a little bleeding occurs for a day or so, don’t worry this is quite normal, but if you are worried please contact your vet.
Prevention is always better than cure, so brushing your pet’s teeth daily from an early age is essential. Please ask our staff for advice and help with this how to train your pet to have their teeth brushed if needed.