|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Mon Feb 4, '13 3:16pm PST |
|Fritz, it isn't whether the teeth are infected or not, it is because of the amount of bacteria in the mouth, which enters the blood stream when the tooth is pulled or there are any cuts in the mouth.
This is the same whether it be surgery for a dog or surgery for a human. No dental work is recommended directly before, during or after ANY surgery.
I have always been asked when my last dental work (yes, even a cleaning) was done prior to any surgeries I have had, and also told to not have any done for a minimum of two weeks after.