Beyond bad breath: the importance of dental health

For many pet owners, the significance of dental health often takes a backseat amidst the daily joys and responsibilities of caring for our beloved animals. However, poor oral health in pets extends far beyond bad breath. At Vetmed, we are dedicated to emphasizing the critical role dental care plays in the overall well-being of your pets. Exploring the importance of pet dental care and the comprehensive range of dental services we provide will ensure your furry companions maintain optimal oral health.

The Hidden Dangers of Neglecting Dental Health

It’s a common misconception that bad breath is the only consequence of neglected dental health in pets. In reality, poor oral hygiene can lead to severe consequences, including infection and chronic pain. The long-term implications may extend to serious health conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease. Recognising the importance of dental care is the first step in ensuring the overall health and happiness of your furry friends.

Vetmed’s Commitment to Pet Oral Health

At Vetmed in Sydney, we go beyond the routine annual check-up, understanding that comprehensive dental care is crucial for your pet’s well-being. Our team of veterinary dentists are devoted to the dental health of animals and possesses the expertise to perform advanced dentistry and dental surgery in the safest manner possible. We believe in creating personalised treatment plans for each pet, ensuring the best possible outcome with a focus on pain management.

Pet Dental Services at Vetmed:

Our range of pet dental services is designed to address a variety of dental issues and maintain your pet’s oral health at its best. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Dental Prophylaxis: Routine cleaning to prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar.
  • Oral Surgery: Addressing complex dental issues with precision and care.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Preserving damaged teeth without extraction.
  • Emergency Oral Trauma Treatment: Immediate care for unexpected dental injuries.
  • Tooth Extractions: Removal of damaged or problematic teeth.

Dental Surgery

Our experienced team at Vetmed is equipped to perform various surgical dental procedures, including:

  • Extractions: Safely removing damaged or problematic teeth.
  • Oral Tumour Removal: Addressing complex issues related to oral tumours.
  • Jaw Fracture Management: Providing precise care for jaw fractures.
  • Palate Defects and Oronasal Fistulae: Correcting structural issues affecting the oral cavity.

Dental Diagnostics

We utilize advanced dental radiography for diagnostic testing, offering insights into issues that may be unseen to the naked eye, including:

  • Root Abscess and Fracture: Identifying hidden issues affecting tooth roots.
  • Dental Anomalies: Addressing abnormalities affecting oral health.
  • Bone Lysis Associated with Oral Tumours: Early detection and management of potential tumours.
  • Jaw Fractures: Comprehensive assessment and care for jaw fractures.

The importance of comprehensive dental care for pets cannot be overstated. At Vetmed, we are committed to providing advanced dentistry services that go beyond routine check-ups. By recognising the significance of oral health and offering a wide range of dental services, we aim to ensure that your furry companions lead long, healthy, and happy lives. Trust Vetmed for all your pet’s dental needs because a healthy smile is a happy pet.

At Vetmed, we are always here to help and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision when it comes to the health and well-being of your pet. Vetmed offers comprehensive pet care services, with four clinic locations across the Eastern Suburbs and the Northern Beaches, including Lindfield, Randwick, Forestville, and Northbridge.