Dental Health & Surgery

dental-health-surgeryWe have a high standard of dental equipment, much like human dental surgeons have but modified to suit the mouths of the pet species we deal with.

Dental health is as important for your pet as it is for you. As it is generally extremely rare that pets have their teeth cleaned by their owners, accumulations of plaque and tartar build up on the teeth leading to gum disease. This is as a result of the action of bacteria in the mouth, which ultimately leads to inflammation of the gums and infection. The result of this is foul breath and deterioration in the quality of the gums. Bleeding gums result and the bacteria make their way into the bloodstream from where they lodge themselves in the heart valves, kidneys, liver and joints of your pet.

Gum disease is rarely painful unless it is accompanied by tooth decay and therefore a lot of pets experience no discomfort, not letting their owners know they have a problem. However the bacteria are still causing the damage to the body, causing early aging of the major important organs.

Maintaining a healthy mouth will see your pet live a longer and healthier life.

There are many options available to reduce the build up of plaque and tartar in your pet’s mouth but if these have already developed it may be necessary for your pet to have his/her teeth scaled and polished and any diseased teeth extracted.

Diseased teeth as a result of gum disease are better off extracted even if they appear to cause your pet no discomfort.

Owners comment very often on how much better their pet is following dentistry as a result of a reduction in mouth infection.

Our nurses provide a free dental consultation to assess your pet and offer advice.

Our vets will evaluate your pet’s teeth at any examination.

Dental procedures involving scaling, polishing and extraction require your pet to undergo a full general anaesthetic.

Please call the surgery if you would like to arrange a dental health check with one of our vets or nurses.