Is a Pet Dental Procedure Too Much for My Old Pet?

As pets grow old, one of the things that is important to maintain is quality of life. If the teeth are severely infected or there is severe gingivitis and gum disease going on in the mouth, the quality of life is poor as the animal experiences discomfort and pain constantly. Older pet

Why Would Anyone Consider Dental Braces in Dogs or Cats?

Dog dental braces is a topic we are often asked about. Cosmetic considerations may be important to some owners, however the real focus of veterinary orthodontics is on making pets with badly positioned teeth comfortable. Animals do not need a perfect or ‘correct’ bite, but

Pet Root Canal Treatment? Why Consider Trying to Save Teeth When We Can Extract Them?

Extraction is a option for relieving pain and infection, and is therefore far more humane than allowing animals to suffer with a sore or unhealthy mouth. In many situations there are other treatment options available that can both relieve pain and infection, while preserving dental fu

Are There Any Guidelines Available for Providing Dental Services to Our Patients?

The Australian Veterinary Dental Society, a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has recently produced some guidelines to clarify to the profession and if necessary, to the public, what is considered to be a professionally performed dental examination and t