Proper dental care can add up to four years to your pet’s life, which is why every pet examination we perform includes a dental assessment.
What are the signs of dental disease?
- Bad breath
- Chattering teeth
- Difficulty chewing
Dental health is a big deal for your pet. Infected gums and tooth roots can be painful and the smell can affect the whole family!
Bacteria from these infections can be absorbed into the bloodstream, posing a health risk to vital organs like the heart, liver and kidneys.
How is dental disease treated?
The Moorabbin Veterinary Hospital has the highest quality dental care available, utilising radiographic and dental equipment similar to what you would find at a human dentist.
Your pet will first be placed under a general anaesthetic so they won’t feel a thing. The anaesthetic is especially needed since this is the only way for the gums to be properly assessed. The teeth and gums are thoroughly examined for disease. Dental radiographs are taken to make sure the whole of the tooth is inspected. Then the plaque and tartar is removed and the teeth polished. In serious cases we are also equipped and experienced to perform dental surgery.
A dental clean not only improves the appearance and smell of your pet’s mouth but gives them a new lease on life.
Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy
After every dental procedure our staff will show you how you can help your pet with their dental hygiene and prevent any more nasty infections.
We stock several easy-to-feed prescription diets that will help to keep your pet’s teeth strong and healthy. We offer a full refund guarantee on these products so if your pet is being a picky eater just return the food and get your money back.
As well as a good diet, we stock and recommend proper dental care tools including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth rinses and dental treats.