A Non-Anesthetic Dental Procedure, is a dental cleaning that is non-invasive with no use of any medications, sedatives, or anesthesia. The pet is restrained using gentle, proprietary holds that ensure the pet’s safety throughout the dental procedure. Non-anesthetic dental cleanings don’t require blood work or medication, there are no side effects and no recovery time.
An Anesthetic Dental Procedure is the way your vet typically will do a dental procedure. The vet will give your pet a general anesthesia that lasts between 4 and 8 hours (teeth cleaning typically takes 30-45 minutes). Anesthetic dental cleanings require blood work and sometimes medication, there are many side effects including mild vomiting, nausea, extreme tiredness, and constipation and 12–24-hour full recovery time.