At Ironwood Animal Hospital we perform the highest quality anesthesia safety with complete oral health evaluations and treatment. Prior to performing any anesthetic procedure all patients will undergo a pre anesthetic evaluation which includes a preoperative blood profile and physical examination. All medical conditions are addressed and an individual anesthetic protocol for each patient is put in place.
While under general anesthesia we will clean, scale and polish their teeth. During this procedure your pet is on a continuous monitoring system including ECG, SPO2, CO2, Blood Pressure and temperature. All patients are intubated to fully protect their airway. To maintain body temperature during the procedure pateints are placed under a warming blanket . While we have your pet under anesthesia we will probe all teeth and evaluate and address any periodontal disease. If we find any additional concerns that need to be addressed there are many options for treatment. We do everything to save and repair any teeth with concerns we find. Often times treating with local antibiotics packed into periodontal pockets can prevent extraction. Our goal is to perform a complete oral health evaluation the safest and in the most pain free way as possible.