Reasons NOT to use anesthesia free pet dental cleanings for your dogs or cats:
- A thorough exam and cleaning can’t be done on a dog or cat that is awake. Anesthesia allows us to properly care for your pet’s teeth safely, adequately and without pain.
- Most oral disease happens below your pet’s gum line and dental x-rays are the only way to identify painful problems such as fractured teeth, periodontal disease or other problems. Dental x-rays can’t be performed on an awake pet.
- Cleaning and scaling below the gum line is important because it’s where periodontal disease is most active. This can’t be done without anesthesia.
- Anesthesia free dental cleanings require a pet to be restrained while having their teeth scraped, which is both stressful and likely painful for them..
- There are significantly increasing numbers of pets who, after a number of years of anesthesia free dental cleanings, have developed severe periodontal disease resulting in multiple extractions or need for extensive treatment.
For more information and to learn the facts about anesthesia free pet dental cleaning offers we encourage you to visit www.avdc.org/AFD, a site specifically for pet owners and their questions about their pet's dental health.