Dental Hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health that is, at times, ignored. But there are some dangerous diseases that come from a lack of dental care like gum disease or gingivitis.
If untreated, gum disease can lead to severe damage to your pet’s vital organs, so it is important to keep a check on their teeth with regular dental appointments.
We have an ultrasonic scaler as well as a dental drill, like the equipment used in human dental practices. This enables us to scale and polish your pet’s teeth under general anaesthetic. We also have the equipment available for taking dental x-rays and can extract teeth if needed.
The build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth can lead to infection in the gums and roots, which is why it is so important to get them checked.
Scaling tartar from the teeth and polishing the surfaces will get the mouth back to almost new if no extractions are necessary. Loose teeth and any with infected roots should be removed, as should teeth with significant feline odontoclastic resorption lesions (FORLs) in cats.
If you have any concerns, make an appointment with us so we can talk about the best dental care and treatment for your pet.