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Did you know that regular dental care can add years to your pet's life?

The most common signs of dental disease include bad breath, red gums, problems eating, or discolouration of the teeth (including plaque and calculus build up).

Untreated dental problems can often lead to larger systemic health issues. This is because oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream leading to kidney, heart and liver disease.

These problems can be avoided by bringing your pets to the vet for regular dental check-ups and dental procedures.

All pets need a dental health plan throughout their life so during August, we are offering our patients:

  • Free vet dental assessment

  • $50 OFF dental procedure voucher

  • Dental care information

  • Various discount offers thanks to the generous support of our suppliers

What Happens During a Cleaning?

Veterinary dentistry is very time-consuming and complex compared to human dentistry.

Performing a dental procedure in a pet requires general anaesthesia and a day of hospitalisation.

Dental cleaning at Belmont Rd Vet Surgery begins with a physical examination in order to evaluate your pet's health. They are then given a safe anaesthetic to keep them asleep during the procedure. The anaesthetic is monitored by a highly trained nurse.

First, the teeth and mouth are assessed for presence of disease. Dental x-rays are taken to assess the teeth below the gum line. Removal of calculus is then performed with an ultrasonic scaler.

In cases of advanced periodontal disease, oral surgery or tooth extractions may be required.

The veterinarian will discuss ongoing dental care at discharge in order to maintain healthy teeth at home.

Book in a time for your free Dental Health assessment today!