Before the procedure takes place, we ask that you, (the owner) read this information carefully as it provides you with knowledge ready for the elected procedure. All surgical procedures undertaken carry associated risks and complications. Although rare, we want you to be fully informed before you proceed.
Starving is required for patients undergoing a general anaesthetic. We recommend feeding dinner as normal, but then no food to be given after midnight, and no breakfast on the morning of the surgery. Water is allowed and can be removed when you get up in the morning.
Please read the following list of complications that can result from this procedure and ask a member of staff if you have any questions or concerns. This list is not exhaustive. Should an accepted complication arise, owners are liable for the costs associated with the complication.
- Anaesthetic death
- Haemorrhage (bleeding) both during and after the procedure
- Wound break down partial or complete if it is necessary to suture the gum
- Incomplete removal of a root(s) or fragments of roots (we are not currently able to offer dental radiography).
- Damage to other structures such as the eye or tongue
- In small breed dogs/cats fracture to the jaw bones
- Risk of injury on recovery post-operatively
- Clipper rash
We take precautions to minimise these risks, however on occasion complications do arise. We do offer post-operative checks post dental to monitor your pet’s recovery.