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Hospital and Procedural Information
It can be difficult to predict if teeth need extraction when an animal is awake because tartar and movement interfere with the assessment. Severely diseased teeth can cause considerable pain and discomfort and are a source of infections for other organ systems (liver, kidney, lungs, and heart). During the dental cleaning, the teeth are evaluated, and if found to be diseased, they may require an extraction or referral to a veterinary dentist for repair. The cost of extractions varies depending on the difficulty and can range from $36 to $240 per tooth. The veterinarian WILL call if there are severely diseased teeth.
I have read and fully understand this dental consent form.
I authorize anesthesia and dentistry for my pet, as described above. The nature and risks of this procedure have been explained to me. I understand that some risks always exist with anesthesia, dentistry, and/or surgery, and I am encouraged to discuss any concerns I have about those risks with the hospital’s medical staff before the procedure is initiated. Additionally, I authorize Harbor Point Animal Hospital to perform any diagnostic or medical treatment as deemed necessary for any unforeseen medical or surgical complications if one should arise. While Harbor Point Animal Hospital provides the highest quality of anesthetic monitoring, dentistry, and surgical services, I completely understand the possibility of unforeseen complications that may occur during any associated anesthetic, dentistry, or surgical procedure. I fully acknowledge and understand these medical risks. I recognize that the veterinarians and hospital staff will do all that is necessary to minimize such risks. I will hold harmless Harbor Point Animal Hospital, the veterinarians, or any hospital staff member liable for any complications that may or should arise in my pet’s medical treatment and care. I understand that the hospital is not liable for any lost or damaged personal property (leashes, collars, etc) that are left in the hospital.