Our strong emphasis and interest in pet dentistry has required us to aggressively address pain management. What does that term really mean? To us it means treating pain before it occurs, anticipating the need for pain relief and using a combination of pain relievers to minimize any pain or anxiety a pet might feel associated with a surgical procedure. This also involves the complete knowledge of drugs used for anesthesia because we need to have a balanced plan for both anesthesia and pain management.
Our pledge of pain management is to consider pain relief:
• Before any painful procedure
• During the procedure
• After the procedure as long as it is needed
• Help inform you about detecting pain in pets
We use a combination of injectable pain relievers, oral pain relievers, and local blocks to keep pets comfortable and pain free. Our staff is well trained in the recognition of pain and its treatment. This is another area that we pledge to “treat your pet as if it were our own.”