Your pet is being admitted for a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment. This is a rough estimate of the expected expenses for your pet based on the initial visual exam. It is good for 30 days. Sometimes with dental disease,
problems that are present may not be revealed until a thorough exam under general anesthesia is performed. Dental radiographs are utilized to assess disease below the gum line during this exam. Since it is difficult to predict the extent of disease process on a rough visual exam, variations in cost may occur. In cases where further work is required and further expenses may result, every attempt will be made by the doctor to contact the owner, to discuss the case. If contact cannot be made at the phone numbers provided within 15 minutes and the nature of the procedure is deemed an emergency, a decision may have to be performed without prior notification. In other cases the procedures are of a non-emergency nature (non-life threatening), but are deemed both necessary and desirable for the health of the pet in the attending veterinarian's professional judgement, you will have the opportunity to choose an option below on how to proceed.
Dental procedures, including simple and surgical extractions can be associated with risks. I understand these risks may include broken tooth roots, bleeding, dry sockets, and damage to surrounding tissues. Rarely, fracturs of the bone may occur, necessitating further work. At our hospital, every effort is made to predict and avoid these complications but unforeseen events may occur.