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  • 164 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC 3093
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Dental Procedures

Dental disease process

It is very important to care for your pet dog and pet cat’s teeth, just like you look after your own. Dental disease, like any other disease, is progressive and can have detrimental effects on your pet’s health.  The gums protect the teeth and the underlying bone that provides support and structure.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is caused by deposition of food particles and saliva (plaque) that sticks above and below the gum line and on the teeth. As a result, bacteria can accumulate around the food residue and can grow quite rapidly in the area. The plaque, if not removed, will eventually become a tartar or calculus through the calcification process.

Signs of Dental Disease

Dental disease signs include:

  • Bad breath
  • Red and bleeding gums
  • Blood in drinking water or on chewy toys
  • Loose teeth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Drooling (with blood or ropey saliva)
  • Difficulty and reluctance to eat or chew on hard foods
  • Lumps in the mouth

Call us on (03) 9439 0777 for more information or to make an appointment.