Newcastle Dental Services for Pets
Dental disease is a common problem in our pets, especially cats and dogs. Tartar and calculus build up are caused by bacterial proliferation in the mouth and if left untreated can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay, tooth loss, pain and systemic bacterial infections.
Signs of dental disease include;
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Discoloured or loose teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Reluctance to eat hard food
- Facial swelling
Preventing dental disease can include regularly brushing, special diets such as Hills Science diet T/D, and regular veterinary checks. Unfortunately bones can also cause many dietary problems such as diarrhoea, esophageal/intestinal obstruction, perforation, constipation, gastroenteritis, colitis and pancreatitis. Many dogs may not have any of these problems but due to these potential problems as a general rule BRVC does not recommend bone ingestion.
Take the time with your cat or dog for regular dental checks, especially if any of the above signs are noted. If dental disease is found, a professional dental procedure may be required. This involves a general anaesthetic, assessment of all teeth, removal of infected or damaged teeth, scaling and polishing all remaining teeth.
As one of the Newcastle's top dog and cat dental centres, we have a state of the art ultrasonic cleaner and drill that allows us to provide the best dental care for your pet.
Brunker Road now has Dental Xray .
Intraoral radiographs have revealed underlying pathology in 27.8% of dogs and 41.7% of cats where no abnormal findings were found on oral examination alone.
The dental xray provides excellent quality and superior high resolution images.
Cats and dogs are their own worst enemy as they hide pain. Dental x-ray is a visual way of conveying to the owner their pets discomfort and will also effectively demonstrate asymptomatic pathology that may require treatment. The teeth might present with no abnormal findings on the surface but an x-ray demonstrating abscesses, resorption or ankylosis demonstrating that treatment is required.
If you are concerned about your cat or dog's dental condition, then we recommend you ring to arrange a dental check.