Dental disease is a most common disease in cats and dogs. Not only is dental disease painful for your pet, but the increased bacteria in their mouth can be associated with other conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, and liver disease. As many as eight in ten pets have dental disease!
What does dentistry involve at Whitehorse Veterinary Hospital?
Your pets can rest easy knowing that we have their dental health as a top priority! We have invested in a state of the art dental X-ray machine so that we can see exactly what’s going on in your pet’s mouth.
We can’t ask your pet to “open wide” – so dogs and cats with dental disease need a general anaesthetic to allow us to assess their teeth and clean thoroughly under the gum line. Severely diseased teeth are potentially very painful so we usually remove them to prevent future problems.
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?
Watch out for: smelly breath, drooling or dropping food from their mouth, a loss of appetite, and weight loss.
With the use of our portable dental X-ray machine we are able to retrieve high definition radiographs to assist with dental procedures.