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Teeth Cleaning & Dentistry

Just like humans, pets’ teeth need looking after too! The health of their teeth and gum's has a significant impact on their overall quality of life. Imagine how your mouth would feel, and smell, if you never brushed your teeth. Imagine having a really bad toothache and not being able to tell anyone about it!

Dental disease begins with a build up of bacteria in your pet’s mouth. Bacteria, combined with saliva and food debris, can cause plaque to accumulate on the tooth. As calcium salts are deposited, plaque turns to tartar (brown or yellow material starting near the gum line of the tooth). Without proper preventive or therapeutic care, plaque and tartar build-up leads to periodontal disease, which affects the tissues and structures supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease is very serious can cause oral pain, tooth loss and even heart or kidney problems.

Common signs of dental disease, in order of severity, include:

  • Yellow-brown tartar around the gumline

  • Inflamed, red gums

  • Bad breath

  • Change in eating or chewing habits (especially in cats)

  • Pawing at the face or mouth

  • Excessive drooling

  • Pain or bleeding when you touch the gums or mouth

If your pet is showing any of these signs of dental disease please book an appointment to see one of our veterinarians.  Early assessment and action can save your pet’s teeth!

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What does treatment of dental disease involve?

It is the same as a scale and polish done by a dentist for us. However, unlike us, our pets won’t sit still or open their mouth to allow a comprehensive cleaning of their teeth. For this reason our pets need to have a general anaesthetic for a professional dental clean.  Your pet will need to be assessed by one of our veterinarians.  The degree of dental disease will be assessed to determine if extractions, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories will be required.

Our Pricing!

Grade 1 Dental: Dogs $299 / Cats $259

Includes Intra operative fluids

Pre anaesthetic testing for pets under 7 years – optional; compulsory for pets over 7 years (price on enquiry)

Grade 2 Dental: $599 (for cats & dogs) 

Includes Intra operative fluids and Pre anaesthetic blood testing.

Grade 3 and 4 Dentals: Price on enquiry

If you have any questions about dental care or professional cleaning please do not hesitate to contact us.

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