What is Veterinary Dentistry?

Just like humans, oral health is important to for an animals quality of life, health and wellbeing.

Dental disease occurs in 80% of dogs and cats aged over three years. We can assess your pet’s mouth for signs of dental disease and discuss with you the best treatment options to ensure that your pet’s oral health is optimal.

In order to give the most accurate estimate possible before we book the dental procedure we will need to see your pet. We are currently offering FREE Dental Consults.  In this consult the Veterinarian will check for plaque, rotten teeth, jaw positioning, retained baby teeth, and gum health. We will provide you with an estimate that will include IV fluids, pain relief and antibiotic injections, a blood test, scale and polish and any expected extractions.

Why should my pet undergo a dental procedure?

If you notice your pet experiencing these symptoms they may need a dental:

  • Smelly Breathe
  • Lack of appetite- not wanting to chew on food
  • Bloated stomach after chewing on food
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Pain when the mouth is being touched
  • Yellow or brown teeth

Benefits of a dental:

  • Increase in appetite
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Improved look and smell of teeth
  • Eliminating oral pain by extracting rotten teeth

Dentals are reccomended by the AVA for pets every year. We always encourage owners to take a preventative approach to oral care for their pets to try reduce the number of times your pet needs to undergo a dental procedure. We recommended allowing your pets to chew on an appropriately sized bone, dental treats, and/or a special dental diet such as Hills t/d, Delicate Care Dental Diet or Royal Canin Dental foods.

How do you care for your pet after a dental?

We reccommend feeding your pet wet food for the next 3-5 days. 

We will book your pet in for a dental recheck to check the condition of the teeth after their dental to make sure they are recovering from their dental well however, if your companion seems in any way unwell you should contact your Vet immediately

How severe is my pet's periodental disease?

Internationally a Grade system is used for Periodontal diseases in dogs and cats. The grades go from 0-4.