Maggie Mae is a 10 year old English Springer Spaniel who presented with severe dental disease. She had tartar buildup, gingivitis and gingival erosion (inflammation of the gums and receding of gum tissue); she had bad breath, thanks to the dental disease, and she had already lost some of her teeth. It was recommended that Maggie Mae’s owner schedule a dental exam and cleaning, and that some of Maggie’s loose and diseased teeth be removed.
SEVERE dental disease: tartar, gingivitis, gingival erosion, malodorous breath, proliferative gum issue, missing teeth.
Maggie Mae’s treatment consisted of:
1) Scale and polish, stage 3
“Stage 3” indicates moderate periodontitis, which is inflammation of the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth.
2) Multiple tooth extractions (19 teeth!)
Anesthesia, additional 90 minutes $135
IV catheter placement $40
Intravenous fluids $50
Fluid pump $25
Scale and polish, stage 3 $115
Canine tooth extraction, surgical (4 teeth) $400
Maxillary canine P4 extraction, surgical (1 tooth) $100
Tooth extraction, 2-root (10 teeth) $250
Tooth extraction, single root (4 teeth) $60
Ampicillin (antibiotic) injection, qty 2.5 $25
Carprofen 100mg tablet, qty 7 (analgesic/pain relief take-home) $15.32
Tramadol tabs 50mg, qty 21(analgesic/pain relief take-home) $28.15
TOTAL COST: $1,368.47
Maggie Mae’s story is shared with permission from her owner.
This story was posted by Suzanne Cannon on behalf of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center.
Maggie Mae did very well! On recheck a few weeks after her dental and all those extractions, she was healing nicely and her owner reported that she was doing quite well!