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Veterinarians Fear That Anesthesia-Free Dentistry May Cause Greater Harm

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 7th November 2016 | 0 comments
dogs teeth anaesthesia

dogs teeth anaesthesiaNormally, dental procedures in pets are carried out under general procedures. However, there have been considerations to carry out teeth cleaning without anesthesia.

Key takeaways:

  • Just as human beings brush their teeth, dogs and cats require regular teeth cleaning.
  • Keeping the pet awake during the teeth cleaning procedure has potential for risks such as severe injuries to the gums and tongue caused by dental equipment.
  • For the animal, the procedure is scary and may lead to high stress levels making them anxious and restless.

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently stated dental cleanings for pets should be done under anesthesia, but some veterinarians said, for certain pets who can’t handle anesthesia, cleaning without it might be the only option.

Read the full story here

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/30/veterinarians-raise-concerns-about-anesthesia-free-dentistry-for-pets/

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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