If your pet gets to the stage that there is significant build up of tartar on the teeth, or evidence of tooth decay, it might be advised for your pet to undergo dental treatment under a general anaesthetic. This involves tartar being removed with an ultrasonic scaler.
The teeth are then polished, which minimises the chances of further build up of tartar in the future.
In the event that there is decay or severe gum erosion, it may be necessary to remove some teeth. All this can usually be done under anaesthetic and can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life.
If you think your pet is suffering from dental problems, or if you want some advice on preventative treatments, please contact the surgery.