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What does a pet dental involve?

July 29, 2020

For starters, it requires a full general anaesthetic to be able to examine the teeth right at the back of the mouth and the inside of the teeth as well.

A visual exam is performed, then a more thorough exam which may include dental x-rays and/or probing of the teeth with a probe to assess for bone loss and pocketing around the teeth.

Treatment then involves dealing with diseased teeth, usually by extraction and cleaning remaining teeth both above and below the gum line to remove the bacterial populations adhering to the teeth in the form of tartar and plaque.

Polishing of the teeth and an antibacterial rinse complete the procedure. Throughout the procedure and afterwards, animals are monitored and cared for continuously by our wonderful qualified nurses.

Early detection of dental issues improves the quality of life for both you and your pet and for this reason, we recommend annual dental checks your pets. 

what does a pet dental involve?