Have you ever had a tooth ache? An alarming fact, 80% of pets suffer some form of dental disease, so they need regular check ups too!

As your pet ages, they will naturally develop a layer of Plaque on their teeth, which hardens to become a solid layer over the tooth called Tartar. If not effectively managed, this can turn into Gingivitis, an inflammation of the surrounding gums. Any inflammation and infection of the gums can have a direct affect on your pet’s heart and kidneys.

Signs of dental disease include:

  • Bad Breath (Halitosis)

  • Inflamed Gums(Gingivitis)

  • Loose teeth

  • Facial swelling

  • Excessive Salivation (Drooling)

  • Reluctance to eat or chew

Progression of Gingivitis can, over time, lead to Periodontitis, an infection around the ligament that holds the tooth in place. Your pet may experience loose teeth or tooth loss as a result.

At East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital we offer free dental check ups!
Regular dental checks allow us to detect any changes in the mouth earlier and address before it develops into a problem. Both Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease can be prevented – please contact the clinic to make an appointment with one of our experienced Veterinary Nurses!

A simple dental check will involve grading your pet’s dental health from 1 (good) to 4 (urgent action required), as well as anticipate the need for cleaning, polishing, tooth extraction or even just a change in diet.

All dental work carried out on your pet is performed in a sterile environment, with sterile instruments, which have been autoclaved to the same level of safety as human dentistry.
After the dental procedure is carried out, our team at East Doncaster Veterinary Hospital will develop a comprehensive dental plan tailored to your pets specific needs as part of our Grade 0 Dental Program!