Our non-anesthetic dental option is a unique alternative to the traditional dental cleaning which is completed under general anesthesia. We are excited to offer this dental service. However, not all pets are candidates.
Pets are fully awake for their dental cleaning and therefore need to be relatively calm, not head shy, and definitely not behave aggressively in any manner. In addition, this service is not appropriate for pets whom already have moderate to severe dental disease present (these pets often require work that cannot be completed while they are awake, such as dental x-rays, tooth extractions, or periodontal therapy).
Our non-anesthetic dental services are offered approximately every eight weeks. A specially trained veterinary dental hygienist comes to Hillsdale Animal Hospital to perform the scheduled cleanings. These appointments are typically scheduled at least one month in advance.
Interested in learning more? Give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions and schedule a time for your pet to be evaluated and hopefully get them scheduled for a non-anesthetic dental cleaning!