Dental Examinations & Treatments

Like us, our pets need to visit the 'dentist' too. Veterinary dentistry includes cleaning, adjustment, extraction, repairing, and other aspects of your pet's oral health care.

A veterinarian should check your pet's teeth and gums annually to keep your pet's mouth healthy.

However, if you observe the following issues, you should have your pet's checked sooner:

  • Bad breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
  • Teeth that are discoloured or have tartar build-up
  • Abnormal chewing or drooling
  • Reduced appetite or refusing to eat
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Irritable behaviour

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There is a range of dental issues that could cause your pet to display these issues, such as:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Broken teeth and roots
  • Abscesses or infected teeth
  • Cysts or tumours in the mouth
  • Misalignment of the teeth and bite
  • Broken jaw
  • Palate defects

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Periodontal disease is one of the common dental conditions that dogs and cats suffer from. This condition is caused by a bacterial infection called periodontitis that develops in the mouth. It does not have apparent symptoms, so if it is not detected and treated early, it could cause severe problems for your pet. It does not just affect the mouth - kidney, liver, and heart muscle changes have been associated with this condition.

At Hillside Vet, we provide dental examinations and dental advice for cats and dogs. We are also equipped to perform dental extractions and descaling and polishing of teeth with our state of the art dental machine.

To book a dental examination for your pet, contact us today.