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Dental Procedures

Our services to protect your pet's teeth and gums

Dental disease is extremely common in dogs, cats and rabbits. At Moorview, we offer free dental checks to assess your pet’s dental health, as well as advice on how to keep their teeth and gums healthy.

We can offer professional dental cleaning, conduct dental x-rays, and carry out periodontal therapy, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapy, as well as the extraction of teeth and tissue debridement.

It is estimated that approximately 80% of our pets are affected by dental disease in one way or another.

Common signs of dental disease include:

  • Halatosis (bad breath)
  • Bleeding of gums
  • Inflammation of the gums and surrounding areas
  • Excessive salivation
  • Decrease/change in appetite
  • Chattering of the teeth
  • Rubbing or pawing at the face

Cats and Dogs are very good at masking dental pain and even with extreme dental disease will often still eat- this is because it is their survival instinct to do so.

When your pet comes in to see us for vaccination and most other issues we will perform a clinical exam and this usually includes a dental exam.

  • Dental Procedures
  • Diet / Preventative Care
  • Dental Chews and Toys

Dental Procedures

If your pet needs a dental procedure then they will be anaesthetised. This is because we need to protect the dog or cat's airways whilst performing the dental exam, ultrasonic scaling and any extractions that may be necessary. We also normally perform full mouth x-rays as a lot of dental disease can be occurring under the gum line. Every tooth will be assessed and treated as necessary and all work is charted.

Diet / Preventative Care

Dried diets tend to be better for the teeth but even pets fed on dried diets can get dental disease. Additives to the diet and water can help but the only method that really works is daily brushing of the teeth. We would advise using a children's toothbrush with bristles to brush the outside of the teeth using pet toothpaste. The brushing needs to be no less than every other day otherwise it is ineffective. Dogs tolerate this very well with a bit of time and patience initially. Cats however are less tolerant!

Dental Chews and Toys

Dental chews can help to keep the teeth clean but shouldn’t replace brushing. No toys should be used that you cannot push your finger nail into. Bones, antlers and hard nylon chews are NOT recommended and will fracture the teeth.

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