Anesthetic & Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings
Anesthetic Dental Cleaning
- Oral health issues can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. It is recommended that our Veterinarians examine your pet’s teeth and gums at least once a year. Some pets as early as 3 years old may start to show signs of periodontal disease and the earlier we can detect and treat these issues, the better we will be at preventing severe problems and pain for your pet.
- Health issues found in association with periodontal disease include kidney, liver and heart muscle changes.
- Plaque hardens into tartar and when both are below the gum line (where you can’t see), it creates an environment for infection to exist, which can cause damage to the jawbone and surrounding tissues.
- If your pet is not a candidate for a non-anesthetic dental due to stage of dental disease or behavior, an anesthetic dental will be recommended.
Is my pet a good candidate for an Anesthesia-Free Dental?
Your pet is a good candidate if they have minimal dental disease and are good with being held while a trained technician cleans and polishes their teeth. Our doctors will need to examine your pet to find out if this is the best option prior to us scheduling this type of dental.
If your pet is a good candidate, we will schedule an appointment appropriately. On the day your pet is scheduled, we will ask that your pet be dropped off for 2 hours. A trained hygienist will then work with your pet and restrain gently in order to get their teeth scaled and polished under supervision of our Veterinarians. Once your pet is done, they will call you to let you know how it went and schedule a pick up time.