Monday, November 21, 2011

740. SOP Dental scaling at Toa Payoh Vets

The following is advised before an old dog (>5 years old) gets dental work done under general anaesthesia

1. General and detailed examination
2. Complete blood test for health screening
3. Oral antibiotics for 7 days before dental work
4. Dental work with low sedation and use of isoflurane + O2 gas
5. Post-op antibiotic and pain-killer injection
6. Post-op pain-killer and antibiotics 5 days
7. Teeth extracted to be shown to owner
8. Dental record
9. Dental reminder 2 years later
P.S. X-rays of lungs and heart ECG may need to be done

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