Find a board certified veterinary dentist specializing in advanced animal dental care and oral surgery for your dogs and cats.

Pet dentists offer a wide range of veterinary dentistry services including comprehensive dog and cat teeth cleanings, fractured pet tooth repair, treatment for pet periodontal disease and oral surgery for all pet dental injuries and disease.

Pet dental health is vital in the long term overall health of your pets and it’s important to choose an experienced dog or cat dentist who can provide the highest level of care for your four legged family members. When choosing an AVDC vet dental specialist, you can be assured your dog or cat will receive a complete exam, including advanced anesthesia technology and vet dental x-rays that assure a comprehensive picture of your pet's dental health and any issues that may be causing them pain. If your pet needs a dental exam or you are concerned about a potential problem in your dog or cat's mouth, locate a vet dental specialist in your area and contact them to learn more about their veterinary dentistry services.

Get the Facts about Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

The recent trend of groomers, pet stores and sometimes vets, offering what are referred to as “anesthesia free pet dental cleanings” is of great concern to the veterinary community. These seemingly cheap procedures, which veterinary dentists refer to as “Non-Anesthetic Dentals (NAD)”, are quite appealing to the average pet owner who think they sound like a good option.

The truth is, anesthesia free pet dental cleanings are of no benefit to a dog or cat’s oral health, and in fact result in even higher risk of a pet developing painful periodontal disease under the gum line, where an owner will not recognize a problem until it is too late. Essentially these providers prey on well meaning pet owners who think their pet is getting a dental cleaning, when in reality, they are merely scaling (scraping) the visible portion of the animal’s teeth.

With the increase of the anesthesia free dental cleanings, veterinary dentists are now seeing an increase of animals in our practices, after a number of years of these cleanings, who now have severe periodontal disease requiring extensive and expensive treatment.  Because of this trend, the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) is working to educate the public about  these procedures and help them better understand their pet’s oral health needs. They have recently launched a new website with excellent information and facts to help pet owners make an informed choice about their pet’s dental health and annual dental cleanings. We encourage you to visit this site to learn more about anesthesia free dental cleanings.

Anesthesia Free Dental Cleanings Know the Facts