Yes, general anesthesia is required for all dental procedures. With the use of general anesthesia, we keep our patients safe and comfortable during the procedure.
Our anesthetized patients are closely monitored by our veterinary technicians and assistants. We measure and record the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, ventilation rate, carbon dioxide output, blood oxygen saturation, and body temperature.
There is a recent trend in encouraging pet owners to utilize anesthesia free pet dental cleanings. This is a misleading procedure putting your pet at further risk of developing dental disease. Learn more about the risks of anesthesia free pet dental cleanings at www.avdc.org/afd.