What Happens During a Pet Dental?

What Happens During a Pet Dental?

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– So worried. (Disgust noises) – She’s not a good makeout candidate. – No. – Not at all. – Who’s this? – This is Olive. – You know the name? – I totally know the name this time. – She’s my buddies dog. – She’s the cutest little chihuahua bean – and she’s very nervous. – She’s – She’s a nervous farter. – Hello, Olive. – Hello. – Let me just take a look at her teeth. – Okay? – She’s got a little bit of tartar. – Okay. Not too bad though. – Little bit of gingivitis up here, too. – Wow. – Oh, good girl! – She’s so nervous, she doesn’t even know. – Alright, what was that we just gave her? – We gave her some Cerenia. – It’s an anti-nausea antiemetic drug. – Correct. – Antiemetic is a big fancy word that means, ‘don’t vomit.’ – Sometimes they throw up – because of the medication and because they’re sedate they don’t swallow very well and then they – get it down into their lungs and they get pneumonia. – So we give them a little injection to help stop that. – Here we go. – So we got the blood work back. – And we do have one little abnormality here. – This is a liver value and it’s – It’s moderately, mildly to moderately, elevated. – Won’t change anything as far as the anesthetic goes. – I don’t think that’ll be a problem and it very well may be due to the teeth being a little infected. – Sometimes that’ll cause that liver enzyme to go up a little bit. – I might hold off on the Rimadyl. – I’m still on the fence with that one because I like the anti-inflammatory – but that can have some negative effects on the liver so I probably won’t use that. – But it’s going to change things. So, this is why we do the blood work, – because every once in a while, even on a very young animal, you find something a little abnormal – and it changes something you do. – We are giving Propofol. – This is what we’re going to use to get her into a nice sleepy state, so that I can intubate her. – Completely – knock her out. There we go. – Count backwards from ten, – nine, – eight. – She’s gonna check the seal. – So she checks it to make sure there isn’t any gas escaping – so there’s no fluid going down. – So this is what Ginger usually does. She does the probing for us and she’ll – she’ll come and tell me if there’s anything specific. – Eck, right, eh? – Gum recession there, – but we’ll clean it up. This is a little bit of overlapping. – Yea, I don’t know. We’ll see it’s a little bit loose. – That one. – Probably lose that one. – Yeah. – What about that third premolar? What do you think? – It’s okay. – Maybe? – Maybe, but we’ll see. – So, we’re checking the – multiple sides of the teeth, right? So, their lingual side as well as their buccal side. – These are not too bad actually. – That is the lingual side. – But, oh yea, that’s nice and loose there too. – So that’ll be very – Look how loose that one is. – Very easy to take out. – So, probably that one. – That could be what was causing a lot of the bad breath. – In most cases what happens is Ginger does – the exam. – And looks at – Does all the probing of the teeth, just like she did there. And she’ll come and tell me, – or I’ll be standing there in this case, – and she’ll say, ‘oh these are the findings that we have for this particular case – and then we’ll talk about what to do. – Fixing that nicely. – Antibiotic just to take care of any infections that might be brewing. – Sectioning this loose tooth just to make it a little bit easier to extract. – The good thing is that the roots are on here. – Yes. – That’s an important thing when you’re removing teeth. – Yes, you can see where the bad one was. – Yes, definitely. – That’s the other half. – Uh huh. – You see there’s a hole back there. We’ll stitch it up. – See tartar. – P4. – This one’s really loose, so that one will come out really easily. – Still a little bit of tartar right there still. – This is polishing the teeth after scaling, – just to smooth out any grooves that were left in the teeth from the scaling. – Bacteria can grow in grooves if you don’t take it out. – Now, we’re going to put on a little fluoride. – Oh. – Looks like they have rabies. (laughing) – Aw, she’s coming around! – So, Olive’s going home now. – So we’re going to go talk to her parents and discharge her. – Thanks for watching everyone. I hope you enjoyed seeing what happens when we do a dental – from beginning to end. – Freeze frame high five!

18 thoughts on “What Happens During a Pet Dental?”

  1. I'm taking classes that are suppose to help me in this career but I'm honestly not sure, they are not many vets where I live other than shelters and the one vet office within a 10 mile radius ( I'm in highschool btw)

  2. Youre are so Sweet 😍 Thank you for making the world a better place 😘im Brazilian and love watch you Channel, xo from Brazil!

  3. Why did this pup have teeth that loose? I'd assume it varies from breed to breed and know it varies from individual dog to dog. However, is it not abnormal for dogs to have them that loose? Honestly, with how loose a couple of them were, I'm surprised they hadn't just fallen out while crunching on food, treats or chewing bones.

    I recently inherited a stag red min-pin and a basenji from my grandparents, after them both passing just a few months apart. (My grandparents raised, because I lost my parents from an accident at 19 months old. So, even though I already had a full house of animals, I was the only one who could take them.) I apologize for the side note there. Anyway, Senji, the name of the basenji, only has probably a little less than half her teeth left and she's still a little under 6 years old. I'm not exactly sure why that is, other than maybe hearing something about tooth disease (not exactly positive on that part) and recalling my grandparents telling me they were worried about her having a hard time eating when she was having to have so many pulled from age 2-4.

    I'm just curious about how normal that is and maybe the most common reasons for dog tooth loss. I know my grandparents always took very good care of their dogs and them even regularly brushing their teeth 2-3 times a week and having dentals done twice a year.

    By the way, I just randomly came across one of your videos with a white dogs ear having a small cut that made the dog more bloody than I would have expected from a small cut and have been somewhat binge watching your videos over the last couple hours. I really enjoy your obvious true care for the animals, simply explained videos and the personality of the Doctor and staff. You have a new subscriber. Keep up the great work and great videos and I'll keep watching and sharing. God bless you all.

  4. Ginger had great bed side manner! Thanks for the informative video. It does ease some of my anxiety about having my fur baby undergo this procedure.

  5. I wanna be a vet, but I can't do dental like watching surgery videos I'm fine with, but anything with dental it makes me instantly gag. I'm starting to rethink life.

  6. Hi Dr Mike, my dog is 6 years old. Do you recommend dog teeth cleaning with anaethesia? i've heard pro's and con's but does the pro's of cleaning outweigh the small risks?

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