Your Pet’s Non-anesthetic Procedure

Most dogs and cats over the age of 2 require routine dental care. This means every 6 months to one year for dental check-ups in order to maintain a healthy mouth. If your pet’s mouth is starting to need attention, and your vet thinks non-anesthesia is right for your pet, then here is what you can expect:
  • We need to be aware of your pet’s medical conditions, if any, prior to the procedure
  • Your pet will sit comfortably in my lap with minimal restraint with my left hand and a draped towel
  • We spend time calming each pet in my lap before I begin
  • The dental begins with a detailed oral exam, searching for abnormalities or the need for an anesthetic procedure
  • We then begin to scale the mouth (each pet gets a sterile tool) with a combination of hand tools and ultra-sonic scaling for sub-gingival tartar removal. This is done without gags or mouth restraints. I only use gauze to catch the water and tarter
  • Every pet receives a high powered polish to buff out small scratches leaving a smooth surface behind
  • A bacteria killing rinse is used to wash away any remaining debris. Your pet is then free to stand up and be praised for being so well behaved!
  • Each pet receives a dental report for your medical records

Annie is in our office every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of every month!
Serving the Greater Los Angeles area

For any questions or to schedule a dental appointment, please call the hospital at 818-696-4200.

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