The doctors and their staff take great pride in maintaining the highest quality of care
for your pet before, during and after all procedures.
In-office consultations: please call (310) 558-6175 to schedule a consultation. New patient consultations are available in the morning, Monday through Saturday.
Here’s how it works:
1. Scheduling Your Pet’s Procedure
In most cases, your pet’s dental procedure can be performed the
same afternoon as the initial consultation. If additional preoperative
tests are necessary prior to your pet’s anesthesia a separate visit
may be required.
2. Prior to Your Pet’s Appointment
To expedite your visit, please complete the Registration
Form (PDF) and bring it with you to the appointment. For most dental
procedures, general anesthesia will be necessary; in preparation, please
remove your pet’s food bowl the evening prior to surgery (i.e.,
no food after midnight, water is fine).
3. The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry
During the appointment we will do our best to outline a treatment plan
that reflects the scope of treatment necessary for your pet. Unlike us
in the dentist’s chair, dogs and cats provide only a limited glimpse
of their mouth in the exam room. Moreover, dental x-rays are almost always
necessary to evaluate the tooth roots and supporting bone; which in dogs
and cats is a procedure that requires anesthesia to ensure that they remain
perfectly still. Rest assured that we will discuss any changes to your
pet’s treatment plan before proceeding. In turn, we ask that you
be available by telephone at the time of your pet’s procedure.
Most patients receiving routine dental cleanings are ready for discharge
from the hospital the same afternoon. Depending on the particular procedure(s) performed, some patients may benefit from an overnight stay in the hospital for postoperative monitoring. Postoperative dentistry patients are hospitalized at the City of Angels practice, Advanced Critical Care of Los Angeles, a 24/7 facility located within the City of Angels Veterinary Specialty Center. In the days to follow, and depending on the type of procedure performed, we will recommend postoperative follow-up visit(s) for your pet.