Dental Care

Dental Care

Dental disease causes bad breath (halitosis) and pain, and it is also a source of infection in the heart, liver and kidneys as bacteria from the mouth travel via the blood.

There are many different things you can do at home to keep your pet's teeth "pearly white" for as long as possible, and these should be started while they are puppies and kittens. swanbourne Vet

However, for adult cats and dogs with existing dental disease, a dental treatment with a scale and polish under general anaesthetic is often necessary to get their mouth back into top condition.

A dental prophylaxis procedure at Swanbourne Vet begins with a complete physical examination of your pet, to ensure that are safe to undergo anaesthesia. We also offer a comprehensive screening blood test (performed on the morning of the procedure) to check that amongst other parameters, the liver and kidneys are functioning normally enabling a safer anaesthesia for your pet.

Under general anaesthetic, a full dental examination is performed and all teeth are charted. Ultrasonic scaling of all teeth is done and the plaque and tartar is removed. The procedure then finishes with a polish. If there are any teeth that require extraction, then your pet will also been sent home with appropriate medication for this.

A dental procedure on your pet will allow us to start their dental care with a clean mouth and we can then help you to prevent, or slow down dental disease developing again in the future.

Please give us a call at the clinic if you have any questions or would like to book your pet in for their free dental check this month!!! 9384 2644