At VetCare we provide a range of preventative options and treatment regimes
to get diseased teeth and gums back into good shape. If your pet has
dental problems, the first thing you’ll usually notice is bad breath.
Other common signs include dribbling, yellow or brown staining
on the teeth, inflamed or bleeding gums which often indicate the presence
of periodontal disease, pawing or rubbing at the mouth, or difficulty
eating. The removal of tartar by scaling and polishing the teeth is often
the first step toward recovery. In some cases Garry is able to save a
fractured tooth by placing a root-canal filing.
Even if your pet isn’t showing signs of dental problems, we routinely
examine the teeth and gums at the time of annual health checks and vaccinations. This is because many pets do
not show symptoms of dental disease until the process is quite advanced.
By detecting changes early we can help you institute simple steps to
prevent problems in the future. These may include recommending diet
changes, teaching you methods to brush your pet's teeth or using an oral hygiene solution (Aquadent) in your pet's drinking water.
If you would like more information on dental services at VetCare,
please contact us.