Dental and Oral hygienic care is very important to the overall health of your beloved pets. Signs of Dental and Oral diseases in dogs and cats can include:
- Loss of appetite or weight
- Teeth that are covered in tartar and discoloured
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Not wanting the mouth or head area touched
- Bleeding gums or loose teeth
- Sneezing or nasal discharge
- Bumps in or around the mouth
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
Pets will often instinctively hide their pain from mouth related illnesses, perceiving it as a weakness and they may even become irritable. Changes in your pets behaviour, in addition to any of the symptoms listed above should prompt an immediate visit to see one of our veterinarians.
Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent dental conditions in dogs and cats. Plaque and tartar that gets below the gum line causing problems to the jaw and connecting tissues, periodontics doesn’t just affect your pet’s mouth. The infection can also affect your pet’s kidneys, liver and heart muscles. However, with proper dental care, periodontist can be treated and even avoided.
Even if the above symptoms aren’t present, we recommend a dental health evaluation from our veterinarians at least once per year for your pet. Unchecked bacteria growth or food accumulation can lead to the deterioration of teeth and bone in your pets mouth, causing not only periodontal disease, but tooth loss, or even jaw damage, potentially resulting in expensive oral surgery.
Our licensed veterinarians will provide your pet with regular oral exams and cleanings, comprehensive veterinary dental cleanings and a full dental oral assessment. Prevention of periodontal disease and many other mouth diseases is as simple as frequent removal of the plaque and tartar forming on the teeth. But anaesthesia free dental procedures, done without the use of X-rays, cannot clean hard to access places or even find potential problems before they become a painful issue.
Oral diseases need to be identified and diagnosed while they can still be met with the optimal treatment that we can provide.
Anaesthesia used in dental procedures is important in more ways than just one. While human dental procedures can be discussed between patient and dentist beforehand, animals are unable to communicate or relate to what is happening and may become distressed. They may even attempt to bite. Anaesthesia will minimise discomfort and eliminate fear or stress on the part of your pet.
With your pet safely anaesthetised, our veterinarians can increase the benefits of their work, unworried about the animal moving into the equipment and injuring itself or bettering the chances of an x-ray being clear. Anaesthesia ensures safety for both your pet and our vets.
Our veterinarians provide a full range of services, such as:
- Oral diseases
- Dental Radiology
Our veterinary dentistry works much in the way of your own dentists, though our expertise concentrates on the oral health of your pet, with focuses on dental cleaning and repair, filings and extractions or adjustments and most all other matters that fall under the term oral care.