Based on the age and health of the pet, we will assess whether to directly book a procedure or whether the patient should first visit the outpatient clinic for a health check-up and any necessary blood tests taken under anaesthesia for the purposes of dental treatment.
The treatment of oral and dental diseases covers the following:
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s oral and dental clinic accepts patients on referral from all parts of Finland.
Patients who will undergo a procedure must be brought to the hospital on the morning of treatment and will remain at the hospital throughout the day. A general examination is always conducted on the patient, and a blood sample will be analysed before the induction of anaesthesia. Dental treatment always takes place under general anaesthesia. The patient is supervised carefully with various types of monitoring devices. A veterinarian specialised or experienced in anaesthesia is responsible.
An appointment for a check-up lasts approximately 15–30 minutes. Check-up appointments are always scheduled for before noon. Fifth-year veterinary students and a veterinary nurse also participate in the treatment of patients, and specialising veterinarians occasionally visit the clinic.