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post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 03:38 PM
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Re: Question regarding dog and tartar on teeth....

Not really.

My wife used to be a technician, and she does not know of anything that will do it short of a full dental, as recommended by your dentist. The scraping is to remove the tartar. The x-ray (which is not at all vets yet, so not prevalent) is to determine if any need to be removed. Technically, you could get the dental and skip the x-ray, but that is up to you.

That said, the cost is astronomical. Where we live, it costs about $300-400 for a dental depending on the facility.

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