Your pet’s oral health has a large impact on their overall health. Dental disease often causes significant pain, but pets often learn to live with this pain and don’t complain, so there may not be any obvious symptoms at home. In addition to this, dental disease can also spread harmful bacteria to your pet’s heart, liver & kidneys.
Our veterinarians provide dental checks free of charge to assess your pet’s dental health and design a personalised dental treatment plan, which may include treatment in the clinic (teeth cleaning, dental xrays and extractions if necessary).
We offer a wide range of dental care products including specialised dental diets, dental chews, pet toothpaste & pet toothbrushes. This means that we are a one-stop-shop for all your pet’s dental needs!
Pets require regular dental cleaning just like humans do. But because our patients won’t sit in a chair with their mouths open, we do have to anaesthetise them to allow for a comprehensive exam and thorough cleaning. Most pets go home the same day as their dental cleaning.
The procedure involves:
Complete oral exam with evaluation of each tooth for periodontal disease, tooth mobility and fractures
Digital dental xrays to assess tooth root and jaw bone health that is not visible from the outside
Ultrasonic scaling to remove all traces of tartar from the teeth and below the gum line
High-speed polishing to return the enamel to a smooth surface (that is less inclined to accumulate tartar)
Dental surgery where necessary
Ongoing instructions for home dental care options with the goal to increase the time between dental cleanings.
Digital dental radiology allows us to visualise your pet’s tooth roots that sit below the gum line and inside the jaw bone. This allows us to diagnose bone loss, infection or hidden disease that will likely be causing your pet pain and may not be visible during a visual oral exam.