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Questions Dental Scaling
How is the NADS performed ? And is it safe for my pet?
We use calming and gentle techniques to perform the scaling on your pet. The restraining technique we use is called swaddling where we gently wrap your dog in a soft towel, this allows us to keep your pet from making any movements which prevent us from scaling his teeth. Once your pet is safely tucked in the swaddle then we proceed to cleaning the plaque or tartar of his teeth using either a hand scaler or an ultrasonic scaler, we also polish and apply fluoride treatment on his teeth, to get a smooth and shiny finish. The procedure takes place in a quiet, noise and distraction free environment with no other dogs or humans around. Your dog will also enjoy relaxing music and aromatherapy at no extra charge insuring a pleasant experience from start to finish.
How long does the anesthetic dental scaling take?
The non anesthetic teeth scaling can take anywhere from one to two hours depending on the amount of plaque and tartar on your dog’s teeth, and also the size of your dog. Behavior will also determine the time frame of the procedure. The technician will give you an estimated time after evaluating your dog’s teeth and demeanor.
Is my dog a candidate for this procedure ?
Not all dogs are candidates for a Non Anesthetic Teeth Scaling. Owners will fill out a medical history form when checking in. It is important to disclose all medical issues your pet may have. There is a medical condition such are heart condition, arthritis, history of seizures and/ or diabetes just to name a few. Pets with severe periodontal disease or numerous mobile teeth do not qualify for this procedure. A technician will do a basic physical exam and review your pet’s medical history form to determine eligibility, if your dog is not eligible for the NATS then we will refer you to your veterinarian for further care. If your pet is aggressive in any way then he will not be a good candidate for this procedure.
How often does my dog need a NADS
For the best maintenance of your dog’s overall oral health, we recommend a NATS every 6 months.
What do you do about loose or mobile teeth?
Depending on the number of teeth with mobility, we will decide if the procedure can be performed. If the technician determines that there are various teeth with mobility then we will recommend a visit to the veterinarian for more advanced care.
What qualifications do you have to perform this procedure
Not only am I a certified groomer and opened my business since 2019 but I am also a certified Non Anesthesic Teeth School Technician. I attended Merryfield school, I was trained by professionals in a 300 hours course on how to properly and safely, scale your pet’s teeth.
Why anesthetic vs non anesthetic dentals?
We don’t use anesthesia nor sedation at all for the procedure. Contrary to Anesthetic procedures , This is an excellent and affordable option to your dog’s oral health throughout her life. However, if advanced conditions exists such as severe periodontal disease, several mobile teeth or advanced fractures of certain teeth you will be referred to your Veterinary for further care. It is important to remember that NATS is meant as a maintenance option, to prevent serious oral conditions. This procedure is not meant to treat severe oral diseases.
Can I stay with my dog?
We strongly recommend a one on one experience with the dental technician for best results. Dogs behave differently when not in presence of it’s owner, It is also safer for your pet because they won’t get anxious nor try to move and reach their owner. However special arrangements can be made if owner wants to see the procedure via facetime.
Cost effectiveness of procedure
Anesthetic procedures require a protocol that includes blood work, x rays, monitoring system, anesthesia, oxygen, endotracheal tube, intravenuous fluids, veterinary assessment and the technician who will perform the scaling. Since we don’t use anesthesia we don’t need that protocol,we are the technicians performing the teeth scaling. This explains the cost effectiveness .
Are there any breed and size restrictions?
There are certain breeds that do not do well when working in their mouths. If your pet is going over 60 pounds then this can also make it very difficult to properly clean it’s teeth. Therefore, if you have a dog that is face shy or over 60 pounds please call for further information. We may need to acquire at least 2 technicians to perform the procedure. Breeds not accepted for teeth scaling are listed below Rothweilers, German Shepherds, Malinois, Pitbull, Doberman,Chow Chows, Huskies, Weimaraner
Is there any preparation for my dog that I should take care of before the procedure?
It is recommended that you do not feed your dog nor give large amounts of water 3 hours before the procedure.
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