Dental disease is a common problem in many animals including cats and dogs. Bacterial proliferation causes tartar and calculus build up in the mouth. If left untreated it can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay, tooth loss, significant pain, tooth root abcesses and systemic bacterial infections.
Signs of dental disease include:
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Discoloured or loose teeth
- Gingivitis (Inflammed gums)
- Excessive drooling
- Reluctance to eat hard food
- Facial swelling (Tooth root abcess)
You can prevent dental disease by:
- Regularly brushing your dogs teeth
- Special diets such as Hills Science Diet T/D
- Regular veterinary checks
The best way to detect dental disease is to perform regular dental checks. This can be done by one of the many friendly nurses or vets at NVS. If dental disease is found, a professional dental procedure may be required.
The dental procedure involves a general anaesthetic, an assessment of all teeth, removal of infected or damaged teeth, scaling and polishing all remaining teeth. This is done using our advanced ultrasonic cleaner and polisher.
So if you are concerned about your pets teeth. Come down and book and appointment to have a chat with one of our friendly nurses or vets. You can contact us on 41631611