Integrative Veterinary Center is now offering both Non-Anesthetic and Full Anesthetic Dentals
Dental Cleaning Without Anesthesia
Anesthesia free dental cleaning is performed by Animal Dental Care which is owned and operated by certified dental technician, Ken Kurtz.
These dental cleanings are performed without general anesthesia or sedation using the same cleaning techniques and instruments as dental cleanings performed under general anesthesia. All of the teeth are cleaned and polished. Ken and his team have a great deal of experience and regularly perform dental cleanings on dogs and cats throughout California and other states.
This type of minimal dental was developed for animals that are geriatric or those which have a chronic disease or condition where routine dental cleaning under general anesthesia could possibly result in the death of the patient.
Types of cleaning that require cleaning under anesthesia.
Major tooth extractions or other dental work such as root canals, fillings, etc., CANNOT be performed with this dental technique. If major dental work is required you will be informed and directed to have your animal evaluated for dental with general anesthesia.
What To Expect
Most dental cleanings take 20-30 minutes to complete. Due to limited kennel space, we kindly ask that you wait for your pet during this procedure. If your pet has a large amount of tartar or inflamed gums, our doctors may prescribe antibiotics to be given 48 hours before the dental cleaning and continued for at least 5 days after the procedure. They are not required in all patients.
Dental cleanings without anesthesia are available at IVC 2 days a month, you must have an appointment please see the dates below and can us to schedule.
The 2016 schedule:
January 14th and 15th
February 11th and 12th
March 10th and 11th
April 14th and 15th
May 12th and 13th
June 16th and 17th
July 14th and 15th
August 11th and 12th
September 8th and 9th
October 6th and 7th
November 3rd and 4th
December 8th and 9th
We require 48 hours notice for cancellations so that other pets may be scheduled. Two cancellations will require prepayment for the service and the service will be non-refundable if it is cancelled.
For animals referred to our center, the primary veterinarian will make the decision as to which pets require antibiotics prior to cleaning. Chinese herbal prescriptions may also be given for any inflammation depending on the case. These may be combined with antibiotics or used alone.
For more information about anesthesia-free dental services including an instructional video, please visit: www.animaldentalcare.info
Dentals Requiring Anesthesia
Candidates for Full Anesthetic Dentals are pets who require more extensive cleaning, full mouth x-rays, extractions or your pet will not cooperate with the non-anesthetic dental process. IVC offers the complete and full anesthetic dentals a few days during each month on Mondays. A blood panel is required for Anesthetic Dentals, if your pet needs bloodwork drawn we require you have the lab work done 5-7 days prior to the Dental procedure because we do not have in-house diagnostics. If you have any questions or would like to set up a Dental please give us a call.
Integrative Veterinary Center