Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs and can be diagnosed from just 2 years of age. Not only is dental disease painful for your pet, but the increased bacteria in their mouth can be associated with other conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, and liver disease.
Symptoms of dental disease can include:
- Smelly breath
- Drooling or dropping food from their mouth
- A loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Pawing at mouth
- Inflamed gums
- Discoloured teeth
Both of our clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art im3 dental machines. These machines allow us to clean your pets’ teeth with an ultrasonic scaler and then apply a polish to coat the teeth.
Dental radiographs are a non-invasive diagnostic tool that allow your vet to determine the health of your pets’ teeth, including what is hiding below the gum line. They give our vets a clear image of the tooth/root health and allow for prompt intervention and treatment if required. We currently only provide this service at our Peak Crossing clinic.