What to expect on your first visit
Consultation visits are scheduled for 60 minutes. During that time, your pet will have an oral exam with one of our doctors and a veterinary technician or assistant. Based on that oral exam the doctor will discuss his or her findings with you and the different treatment options available for your pet. The doctor will be sure to answer all of your questions and address any concerns. A treatment plan, including a cost estimate, will be discussed after the doctor has examined your pet. Home care will be reviewed including tooth brushing, chews, treats, water additives, rinses and appropriate toys to maintain your pet’s oral health.
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Payment is expected at the time services are rendered. We accept major credit and debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept cash and checks.
Pet insurance is also a viable option for many pet owners, helping them pay the cost of unexpected veterinary care. There are a variety of pet insurance companies and plans, so feel free to contact us today if you need any guidance.
Another payment option is CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that allows your pet to get veterinary care when they need it. Instead of paying the entire cost of care at once, CareCredit allows you to pay off your balance in monthly installments.
If you have any questions or concerns about our payment policy or your options, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you and welcome your call.
Information for Owners
Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.
Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:
– Bad breath.
– Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar.
– Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area.
– Drooling or dropping food from the mouth.
– Bleeding from the mouth.
– Loss of appetite or loss of weight (this combination can result from diseases of many organs, and early veterinary examination is important).
If you think your pet needs dental care, the College recommends that you make an appointment with your veterinarian, who will recommend a referral to an AVDC diplomate if indicated, or you may contact an AVDC Veterinary Dentist directly. Please note that the AVDC does not itself respond to enquiries about individual patients.
Anesthesia Free Dental Cleanings / Non-Anesthetic ‘Dentals’
Anesthesia free dental procedures are not able to clean beneath the gumline to prevent periodontal disease, nor are they able to look beneath the gum-line to identify problems before they become painful and expensive to treat.
When choosing your pet’s dental care, it’s important to learn about a comprehensive veterinary dental cleaning, also known as a professional dental cleaning, and its long term benefits for your pet’s overall health. You can click the image below for answers to all of your questions and to find resources for making the right choice for your pet.