Dentistry and oral hygiene
Our team of qualified veterinary nurses are available throughout the week to offer complimentary dental checks for your pet.
Dental hygiene is part of our preventative medicine scheme, and we are so passionate about helping prevent serious health problems in your pet, that these clinics are free of charge.
Tooth and gum disease is exceptionally uncomfortable and painful and can affect all cats and dogs, as well as rabbits and other pet rodents.
Plaque builds up around your pet’s teeth after every meal, and if it’s not removed, it will harden into tartar and calculus. This layer harbours a massive number of bacteria, which will cause smelly breath, infection and inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). Over time this inflammation can lead to destruction of the tissue around the tooth, known as periodontal disease, which is extremely painful, and eventually may lead to the loss of the tooth.
Infection in the mouth has the potential to lead to bacteria getting into the blood stream, where it can spread to the kidneys, liver, heart or lungs causing serious problems.
The best way to prevent dental disease is to brush your pet’s teeth and our nurses are more than happy to show you how to begin!
There are supplemental therapies that can be helpful such as chews or special diets but these should be considered as adjunctive treatment to physical brushing, unless your pet is really adverse.
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