The Trouble with Anesthesia-Free Dentistry for Pets

White healthy dog teeth and fangs of young terrier
Anesthesia-free dentistry has become popular for both its occasional reduced cost, as well as the belief that anesthesia is dangerous. While it’s understandable why some owners may choose this option, this form of dentistry for pets can be ineffective at best and risky at worst.

Why Anesthesia-Free Dentistry is Ineffective

Anesthesia-Free Dentistry or “AFD” became a trend in response to pet owner concerns regarding anesthesia. In light of these fears, clinics offered this alternative as a new way to approach dental care. Unfortunately, rather than addressing fear with facts, this practice proliferated. Continue…