Why “Anaesthesia-free Dentistry” is a bad idea

August 18, 2016

The region under the gum where the periodontal disease and infection lies, cannot be assessed or treated so your pet may continue to have ongoing disease issues and tooth loss that you thought were addressed. A clean mouth is not necessarily healthy or pain and infection free.

The pet needs to be forcibly restrained to have the tartar scraped with a sharp instrument without understanding what is happening. This can lead to stress and anxiety and may promote aggression if it triggers a pain response. 

For more information:

American College of Veterinary Dentistry