Dental care for pets is often overlooked. It can cause serious impact on their general health, in particular contributing to kidney and heart disease.

Prevention is key, with options including Prescription Dental diets, Tooth brushing daily with enzymatic toothpaste, Dental chews and toys.

Our vets are able to perform tooth scaling and polishing with extractions if required.

We offer Oral X-Rays, which enable us to make the best decision on tooth removal.

We will also give you advice on how to prevent any further dental problems.

Some of the signs of dental disease that you could look out for:

  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Reluctance to chew / chewing on only one side / crying out when chewing
  • Increased salivation
  • Red and/or puffy gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tartar / Calculus (hard coating on teeth that is usually brown or yellow; results from plaque build-up)
  • Missing and/or loose teeth
  • Anything else about the mouth that appears unusual

Grades Of Dental Disease

Grade 0 – perfect teeth – our goal

  • No tartar
  • No gum inflammation
  • No gum recession

Grade 1 – early disease but reversible at home

  • Any tartar to mild tartar (photo is the max tartar for grade 1)
  • No gum inflammation
  • No gum recession
  • If no improvement within 4 months – needs a professional clean

Grade 2 – early disease but reversible with professional scale & polish

  • Gum inflammation
  • No gum recession
  • Needs a dental

Grade 3 – moderate disease with some periodontal disease

  • Periodontal disease is not reversible, but can be minimized
  • Moderate tartar
  • Gum inflammation
  • Gum recession
  • Periodontal disease with early pocket formation
  • Possible extractions required

Grade 4 – severe disease with advanced periodontal disease

  • Severe tartar
  • Severe gum recession
  • Advanced periodontal disease – increasing risk of systemic disease (heart, liver, kidney)
  • Many extractions necessary!

Contact the clinic to arrange a free dental examination with one of our nurses.