When we tell someone their pet needs a teeth cleaning the number one question we are asked is "How much does it cost"? Our dental fees are lower than the nationwide average. We are not bragging about that point, we simply believe that teeth cleanings should be reasonably priced. Period. People understand the health consequences to their pets of a chronically infected mouth but I believe most people don't think to lift their pet's lips and see what's underneath those lips! We keep our costs very reasonable and with today's anesthetics there is no great reason not to take care of a pet's teeth.
The average dental fee at our practice for a routine cleaning runs about 225 which includes general anesthesia, cleaning, polishing, flouride application and an antibiotic injection. Extractions are an extra, but reasonable, fee. We allow our clients to choose if they want preanesthetic bloodwork, EKG and/or a chest X-Ray, and, if so, there are extra charges. Nationwide, the average dental case charge is $427, and.....this is if there are no extractions and pain medications needed. This is according to the American Animal Hospital Association Fee Reference, 8th Edition).
You are welcome to come in for a no-charge pre-dental exam to have us give an estimate if you like. We do the same cleaning as other general practices and have chosen to have lower fees, as a business, as well as a personal decision. For those of you who want very high-end dental work, with an average fee of 500 - 800 dollars) we can refer you to a practice solely devoted to pet dentistry.