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If untreated, gum disease can lead to severe damage to your pet’s vital organs, so it is important to keep a check on their teeth with regular dental appointments.

We encourage owners to take care of their pet’s teeth – brushing daily with a pet toothpaste is the gold standard of dental care for both pets and people! We also have special diets that clean your pet’s teeth while they eat which really helps to reduce plaque.

Here at Palmerston Vets in Essex, we offer routine dental procedures, cleaning, and extractions where necessary.

The build-up of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth can lead to infection in the gums and roots, which is why it is important to get them checked.

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

If you have any concerns, make an appointment with us at Palmerston Vets so we can talk about the best dental care and treatment for your pet.

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Here at Palmerston Vets in Essex, we understand that your pet’s dental hygiene is just as important as any other routine and preventative treatment. Like humans, pets can develop a build-up of tartar, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing your pet's teeth once or twice a day is the best option for good oral hygiene.

Signs of dental disease in pets

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Visible tartar build-up on teeth
  • Red or inflamed gums (gingivitis)
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Drooling
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Slowness or reluctance to eat
  • Chewing on one side of the mouth
  • Dropping food from the mouth when eating
  • Swelling around the mouth (from potential tooth root abscesses)

We are happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as advising you on the recommended products or dental diets for your pet. Contact Palmerston Vets in Essex now.

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