Veterinary Dentist Wolverhampton
Trusted Vets offers expert Pet Dental Services. We use only the best dentistry equipment, so you can rest assured your animal’s oral health is in great hands! By the age of three, it is expected that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will suffer from significant oral disease.
Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning
Our Pet Dental Service suggests that your pet’s teeth be checked at least once a year. To keep your pet’s mouth healthy, a veterinarian can look for early symptoms of oral disorders. If you notice any of the following issues, have your pet’s teeth checked as soon as possible:
- Bad breath
- Broken or loose teeth
- Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
- Teeth that are discoloured or covered in tartar
- Abnormal chewing, drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain in or around the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
Did you know that pets, like humans, frequently require tooth cleaning to remove plaque and calculus or oral surgery to extract damaged teeth? Much of the plaque in the mouth is hidden beneath the gum line.
Pet Dental Services FAQs
WHAT ARE THE MAIN CAUSES OF DENTAL PROBLEMS IN PET DOGS AND CATS
Although cavities are less common in pets than in humans, they can develop many of the same dental problems:
- Broken teeth and roots
- Periodontal disease
- Abscesses or infected teeth
- Cysts or tumours in the mouth
- Malocclusion, or misalignment of the teeth and bite
- Broken (fractured) jaw
- Palate defects (such as cleft palate)
WHY DO I NEED TO BRING MY DOG/CAT/PET TO THE VETS FOR PET DENTAL SERVICES?
Dental conditions in dogs might cause mild discomfort at first, but if left untreated, these can develop into more significant health problems. Regular Pet Dental Service appointments for teeth cleaning can help avoid the development of dental conditions.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY DOG/CAT/PETS 'S TEETH CLEANED?
Most veterinary dentists recommend professional pet teeth cleanings once a year for most breeds, but in certain circumstances, particularly with smaller breeds, two visits per year may be recommended to prevent tooth loss.
WILL MY DOG/CAT/PET NEED ANAETHESTIC?
Yes, your pet could require to be anaesthetised in some circumstances to perform a complete examination of his mouth, clean his teeth above and below the gum line, and treat any uncomfortable dental conditions.
HOW CAN I KEEP MY DOG/CAT/PETS TEETH HEALTHY?
Regular brushing with a soft-bristle pet toothbrush and pet-safe toothpaste is the most effective way to avoid dental problems in your pet. Starting a regimen for cat and dog teeth cleaning with puppies and kittens early on will allow them to develop accustomed to the feeling of a toothbrush in their mouth. While reinforcement training is a bit more complicated in mature dogs and cats, it is an excellent technique to make everyday grooming enjoyable. While everyday brushing is ideal for disease prevention and oral health, brushing your pet twice a week can significantly improve his or her health and well-being.
Giving your dog or cat one dental treat every day will aid in the prevention of tartar accumulation in canine and feline teeth, which can lead to serious oral disease. These are also perfect for brushing reinforcement to provide a pleasant experience for your dogs. (Experiment with dog dental chews or cat dental treats.) Sugary pet treats are likely to aggravate dental health issues and should be avoided.
Finally, frequent veterinarian dental examinations at a pet dental service are essential for your pet’s dental health. Nothing beats anaesthetic teeth cleaning once a year or twice a year.
ARE DENTAL XRAYS REQUIRED?
Pet Dental care and dental X-rays can decrease the chance of developing severe dental disease and should be performed when you or your veterinarian observe visible plaque and tartar.
Pet Dental X-rays can be a vital part of a dental evaluation. More than half of each tooth sits below the gum line and can’t be evaluated without imaging. A tooth whose visible portion seems clean and healthy can have disease internally or may be causing deterioration of the jawbone and tissues.
Many pet dental problems can only be detected through a thorough anesthetised oral evaluation and dental X-rays. The sooner the evaluation is performed, the more likely teeth can be treated, and extractions and tissue damage can be avoided.