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.