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.
Referral to dental specialists is available if you'd like a crown or a root canal repair to fix broken teeth
If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see below for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.
Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by your day vet )
If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am.
- Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427
Animal Referral Centre - ( 09 281 5815 ) - 8 Hereford St , Freemans Bay & 224 Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock, Auckland.
Western After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic - ( 09 820 7273 ) - 2/348 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Animal Emergency West Auckland – (09 849 2121) – 1/133 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Animal Emergency Sylvia Park – (09 849 2121) – 1 Te Apunga Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland
North Shore Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care - ( 09 443 5640 ) - 96b Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland.
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic - ( 09 277 8383 ) - 15 Jack Conway Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland.