At the clinic we can perform a range of dental procedures including scale and polishes, extractions, and tooth root abscess treatment. Often, teeth can be past their saving date, and your pet is far better off without them at this stage.
The most common procedure performed is a dental scale and polish. This procedure involves your pet going under general anaesthetic. This is necessary because cats and dogs do not keep still and will not keep their mouths open for long periods of time. Sometimes they bite and can potentially destroy dental equipment. Tartar is removed using a ultrasonic dental scaler. The tip of the instrument vibrates very quickly and breaks up the tartar so it can be removed easily. We can also remove the plaque and bacteria from under the gums that cause the gingivitis. If a tooth is badly decayed it may need to be removed. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and pain killers are given if required.