Dental disease is extremely common and contributes to a large amount of ill health. It can significantly impair the quality of your pet's life.
As well as the local oral discomfort and smelly breath there is a high chance that the infected mouth will be seeding bacteria to other parts of the body, where they may establish life threatening infections.
A lot of elderly patients are given a new lease of life after their diseased teeth and gums are attended to. Dentistry involves a general anaesthetic so that we are able to clean and assess the teeth prior to extracting any which are beyond recovery.
The dental X ray unit is very important and we take X rays of the teeth prior to extractions to establish the full nature of the problem and to minimise the risk of complications/damage to the jaw bones.
The ultrasonic equipment for scaling the teeth produces a large amount of aerosol spray which poses a risk of cross infection to other work. We have a separate room solely for dentistry to maintain our sterile areas. Whenever extractions are performed we prescribe antibiotics to guard against the risk of infection.