Dentistry

Just like people, pets can get dental disease too! If you’ve noticed bad breathe when your pet goes to give you a kiss it might be time to visit the vet for a dental check. Other symptoms of dental disease can manifest as yellow tartar accumulation on teeth (particular those right at the back of the mouth), difficulty or reluctance to eat, excessive salivation, facial swelling, chewing only on one side, chattering teeth, or dropping food while eating.

Dental disease can not only be painful to the pet’s mouth, but it can also lead to systemic illness via the transfer of bacteria into the gum and via the blood stream to organs such as the heart and kidney.

The problem with dental disease in pets is that it is a dull, low-grade, toothache kind of pain, and a lot of pets don’t show this kind of pain overtly enough for owners to notice that something is wrong. Pet’s are tough! However, this is no excuse to leave your pet’s teeth in a mess. In fact, after problem mouths are fixed at our hospital, pet owners often come back to report their pet has taken a new lease on life and are brighter and more energetic than ever before. Proper dental care for your pet really does make a big difference to their quality of life. It's also been shown to add extra years to the length of your pet's life too. Who doesn't want that?

Our hospital is fully equipped with a dental suite containing the latest ultrasonic dental equipment. As our hand pieces vibrate, the ultrasonic sound they produce also kills the bacteria hiding under the gumline that causes gingivitis. This results in a much more thorough clean.

Don’t let your pet suffer in silence, give them fresh breathe and a pearly white smile, contact our hospital for a dental check-up for your pet today!

 

Here is one of our patients after and before photos of their dental treatment: