Are issues addressed during my dog's initial oral exam, or do I need to schedule a follow-up appointment? - The Waggin' Train Veterinary Clinic

Most of the time a follow-up appointment would be required. It depends on what the issue is. If it's simple gingivitis, maybe a brief round of anti-inflammatories or antibiotics can be given on that visit and that takes care of the issue. But if there's enough disease there or tartar there that requires treatment or dental cleaning, then, of course, they would have to return at a later date for the process to be done.