By having your pet’s teeth examined by one of our veterinarians on a regular basis and if necessary, follow up with a professional dental clean, will help maintain a healthy oral cavity. Your pet may need to be anaesthetised to carry out a thorough dental examination, and to clean all teeth without distressing them. The teeth and gums are evaluated, charted and assessed for gingival pockets. Tartar is then removed using an ultrasonic scaler. The teeth are then polished using a dental polisher and specialised fine-grade paste. Some teeth have marked root exposure or infections in the roots of the teeth and will require removal to prevent abscessation and bone infection.