Gum disease if left untreated can cause not only pain for your pet but can seriously damage its vital organs. It is therefore important to keep a check on their teeth and gums through regular dental appointments.

The build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth can lead to infection in the gums and roots of the teeth.

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Gum disease is one of the most common problems seen by our vets and their message is always: “Prevention is better than cure.”

Scaling tartar from the teeth and polishing the surfaces will get the mouth back to almost new if no extractions are needed. Loose teeth and any with infected roots should be removed, as should teeth with significant feline odontoclastic resorption lesions (FORLs) in cats.

To avoid these procedures, it is important to keep your pet’s teeth clean. Brushing is the best method but many animals won’t allow their owners to do this so there are other options.

If you have concerns, make an appointment with our nurses so you can talk about the best dental care and treatment for your pet.