Dental disease is unfortunately very common in our pets. We believe that prevention is very important and our Nurses will be happy to discuss all aspects of veterinary dental hygiene with you in their dental check clinics.
If dental disease is already present in your cat or dog’s mouth they may need a general anaesthetic to have the teeth cleaned and a full examination of the mouth. Once the animal is under anaesthetic the teeth will be checked, cleaned, scaled with an ultrasonic scaler and polished to leave a smooth healthy surface. If the teeth are found to be severely diseased or painful it may be necessary to extract them.
In some cases it may be necessary to take radiographs to assess the roots of the teeth. We have oral X-ray films available for these cases.
It is important to remember that dental disease is not just restricted to dogs and cats. We commonly see dental problems in rabbits and other small mammals. These can often be attributed to a poor diet. Our Nurses will be happy to discuss correct feeding for your rabbit in their Rabbit Clinics.
If you are concerned about your pets dental health please make an appointment to see one of our Vets.