Dogs such as Boxers, Boston Terriers, Bulldogs and Pugs have tooth crowding and abnormal tooth positions. This can contribute to an abnormal gum line and a greater risk for periodontal disease.
Dentists also see many pets with infected teeth and diabetes which is out of control. Once the teeth are attended to, within just weeks their insulin levels go down.
The best vets in Australia offer excellent dental services for your pet. Some of the services they offer include –
- Evaluation of the teeth for evidence of the likes of fractures and periodontal disease
- Dental exam and dental x-rays
- Professional scaling to remove plaque and tartar
- Oral surgery
- Pain control
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
With general dentistry, your pet may well require anaesthesia for the particular procedure. Surgery can be useful because an animal may well become traumatised with dental procedures and jerk and move too much. Anaesthesia makes it more possible to perform the dental procedures with less stress, pain and discomfort for both pet and vet.
Before your dog or cat has their surgery, the vet will first perform physical screenings and blood work to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for anaesthesia. All animals undergoing surgery have their blood pressure monitored as well as their heart rate and their blood oxygen levels are also monitored.
Whatever dental surgery your pet has, most are able to go home on the same day and often with a course of antibiotics and painkillers. Some circumstances require the animal staying overnight and being monitored to ensure they are eating properly before returning home.
Many Australian pet owners know that any kind of veterinary care can be expensive and it’s why many opt to purchase insurance so that their pets can get the dental- and other treatment they need.