What is a Non-Anesthetic Teeth Scaling?
What exactly is a Non-Anesthetic Teeth Scaling? Non-Anesthetic Teeth Scaling is a procedure in which a pets teeth are cleaned using no anesthesia.
In order to safely clean your pets teeth we gently swaddle your pet so they can feel comfortable and safe.
We begin the dental scaling by using a hand scaler or an ultrasonic scaler which removes plaque and calculus.
We also clean under the gum line, polish all the teeth, and finish the procedure with a fluoride based rinse.
Non-Anesthetic teeth scaling reduces the risk for bacterial infections commonly known as Periodontal disease, and if not treated can cause chronic pain, gum inflammation, which could lead to bone loss, and other serious medical conditions.
What is Periodontal disease? It’s the most common disease in dogs and cats over the age of 5 years with 80% of pets being affected in some degree, from mild to severe. Periodontal disease is an inflammation and infection of the tissues surrounding the tooth. Periodontal disease can be prevented by a good home care regimen.
Does my dog qualify for NADS?
Disqualifying conditions include:
History of back or neck injuries/surgery
Advanced Heart Conditions
Advanced collapsed trachea
Advanced periodontal disease