Dental hygiene is important to your pet. Good oral hygiene is scientifically proven to increase the quality and longevity of your pet’s life.
Tartar is a yellow/brown concretion of calcified salts, food and bacteria that forms on the teeth. It causes gum inflammation (gingivitis), leading to inflammation of the tooth socket and tooth loss (periodontis). This results in bad breath (halitosis) and absorption of bacteria plus their toxins into the general blood circulation, causing systemic disease e.g. heart disease, septic arthritis, septicaemia and abscessation.
It is recommended to have a dental descale and polish every 6 months, just like in human dentistry. It is important to use ultrasound descaling to minimise damage (enamel scratching) that would otherwise happen by manual descaling.
At The Veterinary Hospital, we have state of the art dental equipment, including:
Dental digital x-ray cameras.
Dental air turbine drills.
Ultrasonic dental descalers.
Dental air turbine polishers
and all the necessary equipment to perform the full range from simple to complex dental surgery.
Just like our surgical department, we perform advanced and routine dental surgery, receiving referrals from around the Gulf.