– 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!