Dentals – Descaling and extractions

Why Dental Care is Important...

A part of our daily routine is to clean our teeth, however our furry friends cannot and with that and the combination of soft foods and yummy treats out there, our pet's teeth suffer to fight against periodontal disease, this is where dental procedures, teeth cleaning diets and tooth brushing comes into play!!

Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet's teeth can lead to gingivitis, reddened bleeding gums, difficulty chewing, and bad breath are all signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis can cause periodontal disease a bacterial infection that, if left untreated can potentially damage your pet's kidneys, heart and other organs.

What happens during a dental procedure?

Once anaesthetic is administered the cleaning begins, we use modern and safe ultrasonic equipment to clean each tooth thoroughly, both above and below the gum line. Our veterinarians then polish your pet's teeth, which creates a smooth, lustrous surface that is more resistant to plaque build up. At times when the teeth become rotten or broken extraction is required. Following the scale and polish we have premium tooth cleaning diets available to help keep those teeth clean afterwards.

Before After

 

Signs and symptoms of Poor Oral Health

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Sensitivity around the mouth
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Plaque and tartar buildup
  • Bleeding, inflamed or receded gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Cavities + rotten/broken teeth