Our 11 year old little dog has always had horrible teeth and used to get his teeth cleaned just about every year at the vet but we haven't done that in several years due to the cost. I was just home a couple weeks ago and noticed that his teeth are really bad, his breath smells rotten, and his beard is all stained orange and smells horrible so I think he's got some problems going on with his teeth. The last time he was at the vet they recommended we get his teeth cleaned again but that because of his age the cost will be around $1000 and it will be more if they need to extract teeth. They also said it will be risky because of his age and he may not come out of the anesthesia so my mom isn't wanting to do the procedure. What are the health risks with getting the teeth cleaned on senior dogs and how important is it to be done? We would be doing the blood panel beforehand. And is this cost more than average, sometimes our vet overprices things?