Village Veterinary offers full anesthetic dental cleanings. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) states that “Proper dental care is a key component of good health for companion animals. General anesthesia with intubation is necessary to remove plaque and tartar from the entire tooth, at least 60 percent of which is under the gum line. General anesthesia with intubation also facilitates pain-free probing of each tooth, and provides the required immobilization necessary to take intraoral dental films. Without anesthesia, a veterinary professional can only partially clean the exposed crown, which is more cosmetic than therapeutic”.