How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes between 45 minutes to an hour. The time changes depending on the amount of plaque and calculus on your pet’s mouth and the cooperation of your pet.
What happens if you find a dental problem during the dental cleaning?
If we find problems which need your veterinarian’s attention, for example teeth which need to be extracted, we will put the information on your dental report and we will refer you back to your doctor to have a dental under anesthesia and there will be no charge. We do not charge unless we are 100% finished with the dental cleaning.
Do you use sterilize your instruments?
Yes, we sterilize all of our instruments. We use a different sterile scaler and a new disposable tip for teeth polishing on each pet. We even use a new disposable prophy paste cup for each pet to ensure an overall sterile enviroment.
When is a dog rejected for the procedure?
While we can clean most dogs and cats that we see there are some for whom it is not appropriate. Examples would be pets with severe gingivitis, cavities, fractured teeth, abscesses, stomatitis, tumors, root exposure, severe tooth mobility. We do not pull teeth and we do not take X-Rays so whenever our technicians discover loose or fractured teeth, tumors, gum disease, or any other condition that needs your veterinarian’s intervention, they will write the information in your dental report and send you to discuss any further action with your own veterinarian. This report is free of charge.
My dog is very old. Can he still get the procedure?
Absolutely, non-anesthetic dentals are perfect for older pets, also for pets with chronic kidney, liver or heart disease who might not be a good candidate for a dental cleaning under anesthesia.
What kind of maintenance should be done?
Regular teeth cleaning is important for overall oral health. You can have your dogs teeth brushed as part of our grooming services. Learn more here.
We offer an alternative method to the traditional anesthetic dental procedure, by cleaning and maintaining your pet’s oral health with Anesthesia-Free cosmetic dental care for dogs. By doing this, we prevent problems before they even begin and ensure a healthy life with a regular dental cleaning.
Because our Dental Technicians are highly qualified and certified to perform a complete teeth cleaning and polishing, including subgingival scaling utilizing the latest techniques and gentle holding positions used in Anesthesia-Free dentistry today.
Our techniques are similar to the ones used in Pediatric Dentistry, with specialized calming methods to relax the patient and proprietary holding methods, which allow the technician to position the pet in the proper manner to complete the procedure with excellent results. This gives you the same perfectly cleaned and polished teeth you expect from any dental cleaning.
Please be aware that Cosmetic dental cleaning without anesthesia focus in preventive dental care. Preventive care is essential in maintaining your pet’s health. Always discuss your pet’s health concerns with your veterinarian.
Cleaning your pet’s teeth is not only a cosmetic concern, tooth plaque contains bacteria that can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, which can result in oral disease and tooth loss. Additional negative impacts on oral health, bacteria can enter the blood stream through large blood vessels located near the gums and teeth, this bacteria travels to the organs with the highest blood flow; the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain and the liver, causing infections that can shorten your pet’s life.
The Signs of Periodontal Disease:
- Persistent bad breath
- Yellow/Brown plaque on the teeth or near the gum line
- Sensitivity around the mouth
- Red, swollen, Hyperplastic, or receding gums
- Pain or bleeding when your pet eats, or when the gums are touched
- Loose or missing teeth
- Difficulty chewing or eating
- Pawing at the Mouth
First Tuesday of the Month – Coconut Grove
Third Monday of the Month – Brickell
Call us (305) 448-5225.
The cost is $170.00.