Avery Animal Hospital Location 4507 Cemetery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
Call Avery Animal Hospital (614) 876-5641
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Dental Procedure at Avery Animal Hospital


When your pet arrives the morning of the scheduled dental procedure:


  • A brief physical examination is performed by a registered veterinary technician to assess vital signs.
  • A pre-surgical blood work analysis is recommended. This will tell us if the liver, kidneys, blood count, etc., are within normal limits.
  • Pre-medication is given to help reduce pain, calm your pet, and reduce the amount of gas anesthesia needed.
  • An intravenous catheter is placed, a breathing tube is inserted, and a mix of gas anesthesia and oxygen is administered directly into the lungs.
  • Monitoring equipment is attached to your pet throughout the procedure to monitor heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygenation status. The technician monitors your pet's anesthesia depth and vital signs. Based on the monitoring, anesthesia and intravenous fluids are adjusted accordingly.

The dental cleaning is performed by a registered veterinary technician and involves:


  • Examination and assessment of the entire oral cavity and facial structures.
  • Cleaning the surfaces of the teeth below the gum line, which is where sub-gingival plaque and calculus can cause dental disease.
  • Cleaning the surfaces of the teeth above the gum line using mechanical and ultrasonic scaling instruments.
  • Dental radiographs (X-rays) may be taken to further assess the health of the tooth roots and jaw bones and help determine disease progression.
  • Assessment by the veterinarian of any problem areas. Tooth extraction is performed by the veterinarian if it is deemed necessary.
  • Polishing, which smoothes the surface of the teeth and decreases the likelihood of future adhesion and plaque formation.
  • Application of fluoride treatment to strengthen the teeth, decrease tooth sensitivity, and help retard future plaque activity.
  • Application of Oravet plaque prevention gel, which helps slow plaque formation.
  • Monitoring of the recovering patient, including giving additonal pain management as needed.

Here are some before and after pictures of a successful dental procedure at Avery Animal Hospital:

Right Mouth Before
Right side of dog's mouth(before)
Left Mouth Before
Left side of dog's mouth(before)
Right Mouth After
Right side of dog's mouth(after)
Left Mouth After
Left side of dog's mouth(after)