Professional Dental Visit

Every dog and cat professional dental cleaning at Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry includes the following.

  • Pre-anesthetic examination
  • Treatment plan discussion with owner and associated cost
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work
  • Pre-anesthetic assessment
  • Pre-anesthetic electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Pre-anesthetic sedation
  • Pre-anesthetic pain medication
  • IV catheterization
  • IV fluids
  • Precision IV infusion pump
  • Anesthesia isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitor – Continuous monitoring of vital signs throughout procedure by doctor and veterinary nurse, in addition to electronic monitoring
  • Anesthesia monitor – Electrocardiogram
  • Anesthesia monitor – Pulse oximetry
  • Anesthesia monitor – C02 measurement
  • Anesthesia monitor – Blood pressure
  • Separate (redundant) respiratory monitors to provide an additional auditory determination
  • Temperature therapy management system
  • – – Circulating warm water blankets to insulate and maintain warm body temperature and comfort
  • Temperature therapy management system
  • – – Forced warm air blanket to maintain warm body temperature and comfort
  • Pre-dentistry intra-oral close-up digital photographs
  • – – Numerous digital photographs of the Dr. Nossaman’s oral findings are viewed on the computer in exam room upon discharge with each client
  • – – Copies of the photographs will be printed and provided to the client to take home and can also be emailed upon request.
  • Oral examination – by Dr. Nossaman
  • – – Patient is under general anesthesia at this time
  • Oral charting of “each tooth” in the mouth – by Dr. Nossaman
  • Occlusal (Bite) Evaluation – by Dr. Nossaman
  • Intra-oral digital radiographs & interpretation
  • – – Minimum of 8 digital radiographs on EVERY PATIENT
  • – – Assessment of dental disease, jaw fractures, and oral tumors
  • – – Intra oral radiographs (x-rays) should always be taken prior to any surgical extraction or root canal procedure
  • – – Digital radiographs are viewed on the computer in exam room and discussed with Dr. Nossaman upon discharge with each client
  • Phone call to owner from Dr. Nossaman to discuss findings from oral examination and digital radiographs
  • Teeth ultrasonic cleaning for Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 or Stage 4
  • – – Depending on severity of case
  • Teeth polishing
  • Chlorhexidine oral rinse
  • Post dentistry intra-oral close-up digital photographs
  • Patient recovery and nursing care
  • Post dentistry phone call to owner from Dr. Nossaman
  • Complementary – Dental Care Pack
  • Complementary – Oral Rinse
  • Complementary – C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste
  • Complementary – C.E.T. Toothbrush
  • Complementary – Hills T/D Chunks
  • Patient discharge to owner late afternoon and dental home care communication with Dr. Nossaman
  • Post dentistry phone call from Dr. Nossaman that evening after patient arrives home
  • Post dentistry phone call from nurse 1 day after patient arrives home
  • Medical progress examination with Dr. Nossaman as needed

Pain management assessed and provided if required

  • Pre operative (before procedure)
  • Intra operative (during procedure)
  • Post operative (immediately after procedure)
  • Post operative pain medication to go home
  • (As you might imagine, all veterinary clinics DO NOT provide all of the above items or the same level of veterinary care.)

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