What are your opinions on getting a cats teeth cleaned?
My moms cat recently had infected back molars, now the vet wants her to have her teeth cleaned. This is an expense of over $300.00, because they put the cat under anesthesia in order to clean her teeth. My mom doesn't have the money to do this, so the only advice I've gotten from my friends is let them go, eventually they fall out anyway. I don't know if leaving them is a good idea or not. I also don't know if having them cleaned will help in the long run. I'd be more than willing to foot the bill if it's necessary, but my mom is also terrified of having her cat go under anesthesia. I'm wondering if maybe I should just have them pulled instead of the cleaning process? She was already sent home with antibiotics, and the infection cleared up, now it's just a question of having them cleaned, or just removed.
Any ideas? Suggestions? Has it happened to you, what did you do?