My papillon has some bad teeth and needed to get them pulled. I took him to the vet who pulled ten teeth from him. My dog needed I.V. sedation, and now must stay overnight. I am worried about the stress and drugs my dog must endure. Do you think the vet went over the top?
I have a better question.
Why in the world would you take your dog to a vet you thought was incompetent?
If you do not trust your vet to make decisions that are in the best interest of your dog then change vets.
Do I think your vet went over the top? No, I would not second guess someone who went to 8 years of college and was a long practicing professional.
As far as stress- your dog has been under a LOT of stress for a long time by having a mouth full of rotting teeth. Usually people remove teeth as they go bad, and not wait until their dog has nearly 25% of his teeth rotted away.
He is much better off now then when he was left untreated for all this time.