A free dental check-up with our qualified veterinary nurses will make sure that your pet's teeth and gums are clean and healthy.
teeth and gums
Just as you look after your teeth to prevent plaque and dental disease, you also have to care for your pet's teeth too.
Maintaining healthy gums is important. The gums protect the underlying tissues and bone that anchor and support the teeth in your pet's mouth. Gum disease, or periodontal disease is caused by bacterial infection that builds up in a substance called plaque. Plaque is made up of food particles and saliva. It readily sticks to the tooth surface above and below the gum line and if not removed will calcify into tartar (or calculus). Over time the bacterial infection in tartar causes irreversible changes to occur. These include the destruction of supportive tissues and bone, resulting in red gums bad breath and loosening of teeth.
Signs of gum disease that we look for include:
- Bad Breath
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding gums - Discoloured teeth
- Receding gums
- Reluctance to chew or eat
at home care
Our veterinary nurses will provide advice and recommendations for dental therapy if required.
To learn about a typical dental procedure, please view the video below.
how do you make a booking?
To secure a free of charge dental check for your pet, contact our friendly pet healthcare team at any of our hospitals, bookings are essential.