Before we begin the non-anesthetic dental cleaning (dental prophylaxis), a licensed technician will request a brief medical history in order to learn more about your pet’s overall health, followed by a detailed dental examination to assess the current state of the pet’s dental health. As it is determined that a non-anesthetic cleaning is attainable, Smiley’s staff will create a pleasant environment so your pet feels safe and comfortable.
Whereas the pets react emotionally to the conditions of the environment, people and other animals, we use music therapy (use of music and its elements with the goal of establishing positive physical, social and mental changes) as well as homeopathic remedies (Bach flowers) in order to reduce agitation and enhance concentration.
In the initial evaluation, the depths of gingival pockets are measured. If there are pockets greater than 3 millimeters, we note that an effective cleaning is not possible without utilizing anesthesia. If, for some reason, it is determined that your pet is not a good fit for the non-anesthetic dental cleaning, no charges will apply.
During the procedure we scale the pet’s teeth utilizing sterilized dental equipment. All tartar buildup is removed and the teeth is then polished.