Dentistry is a serious matter that needs to be done professionally & carefully! Cutting corners is not an option at our surgery. Only precise, safe, pain free dental care is available at DRVC, including full mouth dental x-rays (like Basil the rabbit in the image above) to see if there are any hidden problems under the gum line.
We've created a cost effective package to keep your dog & cat's teeth clean. If your pet needs an ultrasonic dental scale & polish under general anaesthetic we understand it's not a light decision to make. All our patients that undergo a sedation or general anaesthetic (not just for dentistry) receive a haematology blood test, i/v fluids & opiate pain relief included in the procedure cost. In our view they shouldn't be optional add-ons, they are essential for the safety of your pet. We also have state of the art anaesthetic monitoring equipment (monitoring & recording heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, breath rate, ecg & core body temperature) + experienced veterinary surgeons. Once your pet is anaesthetized we take full mouth x-rays to detect any hidden problems under the surface of the gum in the bone and tooth roots. Experienced & qualified veterinary nurses continue to monitor your pet until he/she is fully awake from the sedation / anaesthetic. We have a dedicated surgery nurse every day to continuously check and monitor surgery and dentistry patients without distractions of having to answer the phone or serve customers at the front desk. Once your pet has had it's teeth cleaned & polished we advise coating the teeth with Sanos solution (optional extra cost) to seal the gum - tooth junction to delay the onset of gingivitis in the future. We have packaged the whole procedure including the haematology blood test, full general anaesthetic with comprehensive monitoring (including blood pressure, ecg, blood oxygenation level, breath alert, body temperature & heart rate), i/v fluids, opiate pain relief, an antibiotic injection (gingivitis is the result of a bacterial infection under the gum line), an anti-inflammatory injection (so your pet's gums are less likely to bleed after the ultrasonic scaling), ultrasonic scale & polish using our state of the art iM3 equipment (no trauma to your pet's gums compared to other dental units) and full mouth dental x-rays (with take home written report) starting from $495 for Platinum Paws Club member cats. The price does not apply to any patient that requires tooth extraction/s or other oral surgery. Book in for a FREE veterinary nurse consultation on week days to check if your pet qualifies for the discounted dentistry. Platinum Paws Club member pets enjoy 10% discount on all products & services including dentistry & 20% off Hill's premium pet food including prescription t/d to keep your pet's teeth clean after professional scaling.