Dentistry with no anaesthetic... too good to be true?
One question that does pop up from time to time is if we absolutely have to use a general anaesthetic to perform dentistry on our pets. In our opinion, the short answer is yes. To ensure the heath and safety of your pet, a general anaesthetic is not negotiable.
I have seen many anaesthesia-free advertisements for dentistry over the last couple of yeas and although it seems like a wonderful idea, lets address what it can actually mean.
If no anaesthesia is being used, often the person performing the work does not have the appropriate training or qualifications. Not only this, lets think about the psychological and physical impacts this is having on your pet.