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.
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