Non-Anesthetic Dental Cleaning
The Veterinary Medical Board now classifies this as a medical procedure that must be done by or under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Cleaning teeth without anesthesia requires a lot of skill and patience by the practitioner!
This is a safe way to have your pets teeth cleaned without the risks of anesthesia. A thorough cleaning is done on each tooth and under the gum line. The instruments used are the same as those used in human dentistry; a hand scaler, and then polished with a pumice toothpaste. The mouth is cleansed with an antiseptic clove oil solution.
We allow plenty of time for the cleanings so the animals feel more relaxed. lf an animal feels restless, they can take a little break and walk around the room or drink water.
This technique is ideal for young animals who can be started on a regular yearly schedule for cleaning and prevent severe dental disease later in life. It is also ideal for animals who are older or who have a hard time with anesthesia.
Non-anesthetic Dentals for Cats and Dogs
The following disorders may cause animals to be at higher risk with anesthesia:
heart or lung disease
previous adverse reactions to anesthesia
Cleanings take between 45-60 minutes.
Please call for prices.
And, yes, all these animals in the photographs are wide awake!