If untreated, gum disease can lead to severe damage to your pet’s vital organs so it is important to keep a check on their teeth with regular dental appointments.
We encourage owners to take care of their pet’s teeth – brushing daily with a pet toothpaste is the gold standard of dental care for both pets and people! We also have special diets that clean your pet’s teeth while they eat which really helps to reduce plaque. Wet foods especially cause buildup of plaque and tartar and animals that are on wet or raw diets need extra special care when it comes to their teeth.
Here at Palmerston we offer routine dental procedures, cleaning and extractions where necessary.
The build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth can lead to infection in the gums and roots, which is why it is important to get them checked.
Scaling tartar from the teeth and polishing the surfaces will get the mouth back to almost new if no extractions are necessary. Loose teeth and any with infected roots should be removed, as should teeth with significant feline odontoclastic resorption lesions (FORLs) in cats.
If you have any concerns, make an appointment with us so we can talk about the best dental care and treatment for your pet.