Roblin Animal Hospital/ Red River Spay and Neuter Clinic:
The Dental Procedure for your pet is very similar to that which your dental hygienist/ dentist perform on your teeth. It involves a scaling (cleaning), polish and fluoride of all aspects of their teeth. This part of the procedure is performed by a trained Animal Health Technologist. The Doctor then comes and looks over the teeth looking for any problem areas or extractions. If the doctor finds a tooth that needs to be extracted, they then perform the extraction. Unfortunately with cats and dogs this procedure cannot be done with them awake. Therefore they have to be put under general anesthetic for these procedures.
As you can see however, a dental does make a big difference!