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Dental Clinic and Fixed Price Dental Treatment
Dental care is as important for pets as it is for us
Without regular brushing we should all expect our pets to get some level of dental disease. Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth
- How badly would your breath smell?
- How dirty would they look?
- How much dental treatment might you need?
Why should your pet visit the dental clinic?
- 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three need dental treatment.
- Many loving pet owners don’t realise the extent of their pet’s disease – after all it’s a hard place to look at.
What’s the problem?
Dental disease is a health and welfare issue. Poor dental hygiene in pets can, just as in humans trigger a series of health problems:
- Pain of toothache. Pain often goes unnoticed because pets carry on eating even when in pain.
- Inflamed gums (Gingivitis) and of the deeper periodontal space (Periodontal disease) leads to the spread of bacteria from the mouth through the blood stream to affect other organs such as the kidneys and heart valves.
- In addition little showers of bacteria are carried into the lungs with every breath.
- Bad breath or ‘halitosis’ may be noticed.
What are we looking for?
When we examine your pet’s teeth we are looking for:
- Redness of the gums associated with inflammation
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Loose or fractured teeth
- Calculus or ‘tartar’ build up on the teeth
- Pus in the pockets around the teeth
- Swelling of the face and gums
- Fur staining
How can it be prevented?
- Brushing with pet toothpaste and appropriate tooth brushes is the best – after all, that’s what we do ourselves.
- There are also special chews, foods, plaque reducers and other ways to reduce your pet’s chance of developing serious dental disease.
- We can advise you on the best way of protecting your pet at your free dental check up.
How can it be treated?
- A tooth is like an iceberg – most of it is under the gum. Dental x-rays allow us to see the ‘whole tooth’ – particularly important in cats who are very likely to develop FRLs or ‘holes’ in the teeth below the gum. Dental x-rays are routinely performed in cats and as appropriate in dogs.
- Diseased teeth need extracting – oral surgery.
- Sound teeth need the tartar removing and polishing.
What is the likely cost of treatment?
To ensure dental treatment is accessible we now run a popular Dental Fixed Price Offer all year round. This includes:
- Pre operative blood screening
- General anaesthetic
- Dental x-rays
- Professional examination of the mouth
- Scale and Polish
- Oral surgery for extractions *
- Post operative check,
- Antibiotics and Pain relief as required.
- Routine – up to and including 3 extractions – £243 (Paws Club) £270 (non members)
- Advanced disease – over 3 extractions required. £355.50 (Paws Club) £395 (non members)
How do I book my pet for a free dental check?
Call us on 01525 373329 or book online.
How do I book my pet for a free dental check or dental treatment?
Please call us on 01525 373329.
The following pet factsheets provide additional information: