Teeth cleaning under anesthesia is the gold standard of veterinary dentistry. However, there are instances in which anesthesia can be avoided.
Green Dog Dentals are performed when your pet is awake. Pets are gently placed on their side, while the dental technician performs a complete oral exam with full dental charting. Under veterinary supervision, your pet will receive a thorough dental scaling of the buccal and lingual surfaces, going beneath the gum lines, using a combination of ultrasonic (water tipped) and hand scaling techniques. Lastly, each procedure finishes with a dental polish, which helps slow plaque accumulation and tartar buildup.
If it is determined that your pet is not a candidate for a Green Dog Dental, our on-site veterinarian will discuss those findings and options with you.