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Santa Monica Pet Medical Center
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HOURS OF OPERATION MON 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM TUE 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM WED 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM THU 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM FRI 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM SAT 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM SUN 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM NO DOCTOR ON SITE WEEKDAYS UNTIL 8:30 AM
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What about the risks of anesthesia? Though very small, anesthesia is a very real risk for dogs and cats, just as it is for humans. At SMPMC, we take care to further reduce the risks of anesthesia by following a proactive protocol to assess our patients and monitor their care throughout the dental procedure, including pre-anesthetic testing, inhalant gas, electronic monitoring, and intravenous fluids.  We perform pre-surgical blood work for each of our patients prior to placing them under anesthesia. Our dental team monitors each patient throughout the dental procedure to ensure the patient is responding appropriately to the anesthesia. We use very safe anesthetics and monitor your pet for any adverse reactions as they recover.  Please remember, the adverse effects of bad teeth on the overall health of the pet greatly outweigh the anesthetic risk.
Does my pet have to stay overnight after the dental procedure? Generally, routine dentals are an outpatient procedure. Patients check-in between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. The procedure is performed in the late morning to early afternoon. Patients are ready to return home after 5 pm the same day. Pets receiving advanced dental procedures with X-rays and extractions are still dismissed the same day. How long can my pet go between dental cleanings? Some dogs (usually small breeds) can require a dental up to every 6 months. Some dogs can go 3 to 4 years between dental cleanings. Typically, after the age of 2 or 3, most dogs and cats will need a dental every 1 to 2 years. Assessment by your veterinarian will allow you to discuss your pet's dental health and if excessive plaque or periodontal disease requires a cleaning. Remember, good oral hygiene at home increases the time between professional cleanings. Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning We are pleased to provide this service in house.  Available for both dogs and cats, non-anesthetic dentals are a great way to keep your pet's teeth clean and healthy. Appointments may be made at any time for this service.  Not every pet is a candidate for this procedure due to dental disease or disposition. Call (310) 393-8218 for more details.  Dental cleaning without general anesthesia is an option for good-natured pets without serious dental disease such as periodontitis or damaged teeth. If serious tooth and gum lesions are discovered or if your pet becomes aggressive or very frightened, we will recommend the dental treatment be continued under a general anesthetic to be scheduled at a later date.
How will dental care benefit my pet? Reduced plaque and tartar Decreased oral infections Helps prevent bad breath Helps prevent heart, liver, and kidney disease as caused by dental disease

Benefits of Pet Dentistry

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Santa Monica Veterinarians Mary Isaacs DVM, Anthony George DVM, Michael Yuan DVM, Annie Hernandez DVM, Reshma Bijlani DVM, Amelia Harris DVM, Helene Tolliver DVM,
Benefits of Pet Dentistry
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What about the risks of anesthesia? Though very small, anesthesia is a very real risk for dogs and cats, just as it is for humans. At SMPMC, we take care to further reduce the risks of anesthesia by following a proactive protocol to assess our patients and monitor their care throughout the dental procedure, including pre- anesthetic testing, inhalant gas, electronic monitoring, and intravenous fluids.  We perform pre-surgical blood work for each of our patients prior to placing them under anesthesia. Our dental team monitors each patient throughout the dental procedure to ensure the patient is responding appropriately to the anesthesia. We use very safe anesthetics and monitor your pet for any adverse reactions as they recover.  Please remember, the adverse effects of bad teeth on the overall health of the pet greatly outweigh the anesthetic risk.
Does my pet have to stay overnight after the dental procedure? Generally, routine dentals are an outpatient procedure. Patients check- in between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. The procedure is performed in the late morning to early afternoon. Patients are ready to return home after 5 pm the same day. Pets receiving advanced dental procedures with X-rays and extractions are still dismissed the same day. How long can my pet go between dental cleanings? Some dogs (usually small breeds) can require a dental up to every 6 months. Some dogs can go 3 to 4 years between dental cleanings. Typically, after the age of 2 or 3, most dogs and cats will need a dental every 1 to 2 years. Assessment by your veterinarian will allow you to discuss your pet's dental health and if excessive plaque or periodontal disease requires a cleaning. Remember, good oral hygiene at home increases the time between professional cleanings. Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning We are pleased to provide this service in house.  Available for both dogs and cats, non-anesthetic dentals are a great way to keep your pet's teeth clean and healthy. Appointments may be made at any time for this service.  Not every pet is a candidate for this procedure due to dental disease or disposition. Call (310) 393-8218 for more details.  Dental cleaning without general anesthesia is an option for good-natured pets without serious dental disease such as periodontitis or damaged teeth. If serious tooth and gum lesions are discovered or if your pet becomes aggressive or very frightened, we will recommend the dental treatment be continued under a general anesthetic to be scheduled at a later date.
How will dental care benefit my pet? Reduced plaque and tartar Decreased oral infections Helps prevent bad breath Helps prevent heart, liver, and kidney disease as caused by dental disease
Santa Monica Veterinarian Reshma Bijlani DVM
1534 14th Street Santa Monica, California 90404 Schedule an Appointment
Santa Monica Pet Medical Center