By the age of three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will suffer from some form of dental disease.
From bacteria that cause plaque to gum disease to deeper problems inside the tooth or jawbone, there are a variety of health issues that can pop up when your pet doesn’t come in for regular cleaning.
Preventative care is the best way to prevent devastating and severe periodontal disease in dogs and cats. Our veterinarians perform dental cleanings and procedures under anesthesia to ensure a thorough and effective treatment and assessment. This procedure involves a pre-anaesthetic examination with blood tests to ensure their overall health, removal of dental plaque from the teeth and from below the sensitive gums, and polishing of the surface of the teeth to prevent future plaque buildup.
When Something Does Go Wrong
When something does go wrong, like a fractured tooth or damaged roots, it’s important to have the right tools and a skilled veterinarian to help prevent further problems with your pet’s health. We use digital dental X-rays to diagnose oral health issues before they cause more severe problems for your pet. Our team is ready to provide the treatments that will help your pet live a healthy and pain-free life. This includes procedures performed on senior pets in need of dental cleanings or oral surgery.
There are a few things you can do at home to help with your pet’s dental health in between cleanings, such as switching to dry food and performing your own regular teeth checks on them. We’ll help walk you through your pet’s individual needs and offer suggestions where applicable.