Malcom came in yesterday to have his teeth cleaned under general anaesthetic. He was a very good boy.
He required three extractions and the rest of his teeth were cleaned (scaled and polished!). 🤓🧐Has the Vet advised you that your pet might need a dental procedure? If so here is some information on what is involved; 🔷The Dental Procedure🔷
Firstly your pet will have a pre-op assessment done with your vet, any concurrent problems or conditions will be addressed prior to the procedure.
Under General Anaesthetic your pet will have their gums and teeth checked for any abnormalities such as gingivitis (inflammation of the gum), gum recession, decay and fractured teeth.
The vet will also check the oral cavity for any other clinical abnormalities such as growths or ulcers.
Any diseased or fractured teeth are likely to be extracted. At WHVC we have dental radiographic equipment and can take pictures of the teeth to see what is going on below the gum line. This can often make the extraction process quicker and easier, meaning a shorter anaesthetic for your pet.
Once any extractions are performed the remaining teeth are scaled and polished (just like at your Dentist!) to remove any plaque or tartar on the surface of the tooth.
You will be asked to bring your pet back for a check up in 7-10 days with a vet or nurse where they will discuss an appropriate dental home care plan to improve oral welbeing and prevent recurrence. 🌟At WHVC you can book your dog or cat in for a FREE dental health check with one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN's)🌟
Our nurses are trained to assess dental disease and advise you on suitable preventative healthcare treatments.
Our nurses can examine your mouth for problems such as: 🔹Periodontal disease
🔹Gum disease and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
🔹Malocclusions (abnormal, deformed bite)
🔹 Retained deciduous (baby) teeth
There are SO many options available to help improve the oral hygiene of your pet such as: ✅Tooth brushing (The proven best, most effective method!)
✅Antibacterial gels and toothpastes
✅Antibacterial additives you can add to their drinking water
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