05-06-2017, 02:58 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
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Were their any dental X-rays done before the extraction? Did they explain what was wrong with the tooth originally and why it needed to be extracted?
As far as root breaking -it's not uncommon, but not typical. There's a number of reasons why a tooth root may fracture during extraction, so it would be nearly impossible to speculate why it would have happened.
In regards to the bleeding -it's definitely rare, but a known possibly to anyone who has been correctly taught how to extract a tooth. I can gaurentee that no one intended for this to happen and it was a terrible accident. Personally I would also be curious to know who was the person doing the extraction, though I doubt you'd be able to get the answer to that, esp considering the sensitivity of the situation.
With the charges -the vet did do a significant portion of the work that you authorized. The teeth were cleaned and 3 of the 4 teeth were successfully extracted, in addition to the anesthetics and medications that I assume we're done as well. As far as charging for that 4th tooth, some vets may change and some may not, it really depends on the individual vet. But I don't know of any vet that would charge for all the extra work that was involved with saving your pets life (you may still see charges for that stuff on the itemized receipt, but you should also see an equivalent discount that offsets those items). Paying for the specialist would be a toss up, some vets may cover the full cost, some may only offer to pay half, but it's certainly not typical for them to expect you to pay the entire bill.
If you don't mind me asking, what area do you live in? $2500 for a teeth cleaning and 4 extractions seems rather high. Do you know exactly which 4 teeth were extracted?