Symptoms may include loss of appetite, drooling with or without blood, bad breath, weight loss and clawing at their mouth. Toothaches and dental problems are painful and may cause your pet to stop eating or show symptoms of illness.
Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and causing problems in the kidneys, lungs and heart.
We have an excellent dental facility offering dental radiographs and ultrasonic scaling and polishing. A dental procedure takes about one hour and your pet can usually go home at the end of the day.
Though general anaesthesia is required for most veterinary dental work, the level of risk is small. A pre-anaesthesia blood test performed prior to the procedure can help minimise the risk further.
Once your pet has been anaesthetised, the vet performs a complete oral examination and begins tartar removal using our ultrasonic scaler. If any extractions are necessary they are usually done at this time before finishing off with a polish.
Dental radiographs may need to be taken to assess the extent of any damage.