Anesthesia-free dentals are dentals done without the use of anesthesia. Ideally regular dental prophylaxis with anesthesia is more thorough and provides a more complete evaluation and cleaning of your pet’s teeth. Patients have to be of the right temperament and hold still while their mouth is being manipulated. Aggressive or timid animals may not be good candidates for this procedure. Of course, anesthesia is needed for dental problems including extractions, tooth fractures, root canals, and painful tooth and gum disease. We always provide prophylactic antibiotics prior to cleaning the teeth to prevent bacterial infection to other organs. The importance of dental care has been shown to increase the life span of your pet by years. We offer anesthesia-free dental prophylaxis on the second Saturday each month.
For additional information about anesthesia free dentistry please visit:
Dr. George Stroberg, DVM and Staff