Why do we use anesthesia for all dental procedures?
When humans visit the dentist, we can follow the dentist’s or hygienist’s instructions to “open” or to “hold still” for an x-ray. Our pets can’t.
We understand why the procedure is important and we recognize that any discomfort is temporary. Our pets don’t.
Anesthesia makes it possible for your veterinarian to thoroughly examine your pet’s mouth, including all the tissues and teeth. Then, they can use ultrasonic and manual equipment to clean (scale and polish) their teeth above and below the gumline.
They can also take x-rays and perform extractions, if necessary.
Learn more about how we use anesthesia safely and effectively for your pet’s health and comfort.